Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Facebook announced this Friday that it will extend its work from home policy for employees through July 2021. The social media network joins other companies like Google — that will also allow employees to work remotely until next summer.
In a statement, Facebook spokesperson Nneka Norville expressed: “Based on guidance from health and government experts, as well as decisions drawn from our internal discussions about these matters, we are allowing employees to continue voluntarily working from home until July 2021. In addition, we are giving employees an additional $1,000 for home office needs.”
Last March, 48,000 Facebook employees began working remotely since the first wave of stay-at-home regulations. Initially, company announced that its employees would work remotely through the end of 2020.