Due to increased COVID-19 cases, Facebook parent company Meta has once again postponed its return to office obligations. Workers in the United States have been given until March 28 to return to work, and documentation of a booster vaccine will be required by that date to return to work.
Employees at Meta have until March 14 to decide whether they want to return to the office or work remotely indefinitely or temporarily.
“Given the current COVID-19 scenario, we’re focused on making sure our workers continue to have choices about where they work,” Janelle Gale, Meta’s VP of human resources, said in an emailed statement. “We recognize that the prolonged uncertainty makes deciding where to work tough at this moment, so we’re giving them more time to figure out what works best for them.”
The decision comes as a result of an increase in cases caused by the omicron variant.
Facebook’s return to offices was recently postponed in August, with a target date of January 2022. The return had initially been postponed until May 2021.
Among others, Microsoft, Amazon, and Google have all experienced comparable delays.
Apple has postponed its return to the workplace indefinitely.