Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has set a deadline for September 5th for corporate employees to return to the office at least three days a week, a Bloomberg News report said on Monday, August 15th. The report noted that the company told its employees of the new plan on Monday, requiring them to work from the office on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and a third regular day that individual teams will determine.
Apple has been making other COVID-19 adjustments. The new policy comes weeks after the company dropped its mask mandate in common areas of offices. Apple had removed such a requirement at individual desks several months ago. The company also held an in-person gathering at its campus in June to watch a developer’s conference presentation. That was a first since 2019 and signaled that Apple was inching closer to normal operations.
Apple joins several technology and finance companies that have begun mandating a return to office as COVID cases ease. Earlier in June, Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk asked employees to return to the office or leave the company, according to an email sent to employees and seen by Reuters.