Jan. 10 was the date when Google had expected to start calling employees back to the office three days a week.
Although more than 90% of Google’s offices have already reopened, the company said Thursday that it would allow for continued remote work pending “local conditions” of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company hasn't set a new return date, but said it would notify employees "when there's more to share on timelines."
Google wouldn't say whether the new COVID-19 omicron variant was the cause for the delay.
A number of tech companies have pegged January as the date they’ll call employees back to the office, including Amazon, Meta, Salesforce and Uber.