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Google Delays January Office Return After Omicron Spread

Silicon Valley Has Lowest Office-Vacancy Rate In U.S.
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is once again pushing back the date it will require employees to return to U.S. offices on renewed concern after cases of the Covid-19 omicron variant have been confirmed, executives told employees on Thursday.  

Google had set Jan. 10 as its return date, asking a bulk of its workforce to come in three days a week. Chris Rackow, a Google vice president of security, emailed U.S. staff on Thursday that the company was “going to wait until the new year to assess” a full return, according to a message viewed by Bloomberg News. CNBC earlier reported the news.