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Apple’s Return-to-Office Deadline Pushed to Feb. 1 From January

  • CEO Tim Cook informs staff of new plan in memo Thursday
  • Employees are asked to work from office three days per week
The Apple Park campus in Cupertino, Calif.

The Apple Park campus in Cupertino, Calif.

Photographer: Sam Hall/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. has chosen Feb. 1 as the deadline for corporate employees to start their return to offices, a slight delay from its previous goal of January, marking a key step toward getting its operations back to normal after the pandemic. 

Starting at the beginning of February, the company will adopt a phased return, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook told staff via email on Thursday. For the first month, some teams will be required to come into the office one or two days a week. After that “transitional period,” staff will be required to come in at least three days per week, including Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.