Google asks tens of thousands of U.S. workers to stay home amid coronavirus fears

Google asks tens of thousands of U.S. workers to stay home amid coronavirus fears

As concern about the coronavirus continues to build, many workplaces are encouraging people to work remotely to prevent it from spreading further. Now, in one of the biggest such moves yet, Google has asked all its employees in the U.S. and Canada to work from home for at least a month. 

The new policy was announced in a memo to workers on Tuesday, and confirmed by a Google spokesperson to Business Insider. Those who are able to work remotely have been told to do so for an entire month, staying away from Google’s offices until at least April 10. 

Google has also recommended that employees in Europe work from home, and issued advice to its international offices depending upon the local situation. Google has numerous offices around the globe, however, some 100,000 of its workers are based in North America, according to CNBC. Read more…

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