On February 28th, Microsoft plans to reopen its offices in Seattle, Washington, where it is headquartered. Microsoft’s reopening plans altered many times in 2021 before being postponed indefinitely in September, but the corporation finally has a specific date.
In a blog post, Chris Capossela, a Microsoft executive vice president and chief marketing officer, indicates that high immunization rates in King County, along with reduced hospitalizations and fatalities in the state, are “part of what enables us to advance to this stage of our hybrid work journey.”
Other tech businesses have similarly changed their workplace plans in recent weeks. Meta plans to reopen its doors on March 28th, and all staff must have had a COVID-19 booster dose before returning to work. To enter the workplace, Apple employees will need to show documentation of a COVID-19 booster or give negative COVID-19 quick antigen tests. Google announced in December that it will postpone its return to the office until later this year.