Apple backs off its return-to-work policy, cites virus resurgence

Apple told employees today it will delay a plan to require them to come back to the office a least three days a week amid surging COVID-19 cases.

The company had planned to require workers to return to the office thrice weekly by May 23, according to a memo seen by Bloomberg. Apple said the requirement is being delayed for “the time being” and didn’t provide a new implementation date; it still expects workers in the office two days a week.

The company also re-instituted a mask mandate for employees at Apple Stores, but is not requiring customers do the same.

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