Apple is delaying moving forward on its hybrid return to work for office employees saying in a memo seen that we are extending the phase-in period of the pilot and maintaining two days a week in the office for the time being. Employees who are in the recent two-day-per-week pilot will have the choice to once again work fully remote if they feel tight coming into the office. In the memo, the agency COVID-19 answer team says that its updates are based on monitoring local info like test positivity and hospitalization rates. The memo also asks employees to go back to wearing masks when in common areas like meeting room hallways and elevators. The Bloomberg report added that on Tuesday retail employees in about 100 US stores were told they will again be necessary to wear a mask. The letter didn’t directly respond to requests made by the Apple together group that wrote a letter protesting the hybrid plan but additional elasticity in recurring to the office is in line with what they were asking. CEO Tim initially declared the latest hybrid model nearly a year ago but recurring spikes in COVID-19 infections belated its start until previous this year. Apple didn’t particularly go into the data and trends that caused this change but the results seem perturbing enough that it’s sticking with masking and supplementary plasticity for now.
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