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Apple Delays Office Return by At Least a Month as Covid Spikes

  • Company planned Sept. return, postpones until Oct. at earliest
  • Covid-19 variants continue to spread across many countries
Bloomberg business news
WATCH: Apple won't have workers come back to the office until at least October. Mark Gurman reports. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Apple Inc., responding to a surge in Covid variants, is pushing back its office re-opening by at least a month to October at the earliest and recommending that workers at its retail stores wear masks, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The iPhone maker is one of the first U.S. tech giants to delay plans for a return to normality as Covid-19 and highly transmissible variants persist around the world. Apple will give employees at least a month’s warning before mandating a return to offices, the people said, asking for anonymity to discuss internal policy.