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Apple pushes office return plans to January at the earliest

Apple is pushing again its return-to-office plans — once more.

The iPhone maker advised staff that it’s delaying the return to its company places of work from October to January at the earliest due to the surge in COVID-19 circumstances being pushed by the extremely contagious Delta variant, in accordance to a memo that was obtained by Bloomberg.

Apple beforehand sought to name employees again to the office in early September, however the company final month pushed that again till October, turning into certainly one of the first large tech firms to delay the plans.

Apple reportedly advised employees in the memo, which was dated Thursday, that they’ll verify the re-opening date one month earlier than employees are anticipated to present up at the office.

When the return to the office does occur, staff shall be anticipated to work in particular person on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with work-from-home choices out there on Wednesday and Friday, Bloomberg reported.

The memo, which was reportedly despatched by human resources and retail head Deirdre O’Brien, mentioned the company doesn’t have plans to shut its places of work or retail shops.

O’Brien additionally inspired employees to get vaccinated towards COVID-19, although the company stopped wanting mandating the photographs for US employees like some tech giants and different main employers have.

Earlier this week, Apple reportedly nixed its plans to resume internet hosting in-store courses with its merchandise after lower than a day of rebooting the service.

And the company was compelled to shutter a retailer in Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday after greater than 20 employees members have been uncovered to COVID-19, Bloomberg reported.

The retailer’s web site reveals that it plans to reopen on Monday.

Apple is simply the newest company to push again their return to the office till 2022 as the unfold of the Delta variant throws a wrench in company plans.

Facebook, Amazon, Lyft, The New York Times and different main firms have already pushed again their return-to-office plans to January or February.

An Apple spokesperson didn’t instantly return The Post’s request for remark.