Apple is once again delaying its return to in-person work plans as there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases. The plan originally said that employees would be required to work in the office three days a week starting on May 23, but now that date is paused.
Apple has been in a back and forth in terms of when will employees will return to the office. While most employees stated they wanted to continue working remotely, the company established the importance of an in-person culture.
Apple Suspended In-person Work Mandates
Apple employees started returning to the office on April 11, after working for almost 2 years from home. The company plans to use an approach where employees would work at least 2 days from the office from May 4, and 3 days from May 23.
However, that second stage is what Apple is delaying. Bloomberg reported that Apple is still requiring employees to work in person for two days a week but will not increase it as originally planned.
The company is delaying that requirement indefinitely, as it mostly depends on the COVID-19 situation. Apple will also be increasing its masking policies, and employees will wear face masks in all common areas.