The New York Times also postponed the return of its employees to the offices.
The US newspaper informed its staff that the conditions to return to activities in person are not yet in place due to the increase in infections with the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
The American newspaper The New York Times indefinitely postponed employees' return to the offices, as the Delta variant is causing an increase in coronavirus cases throughout the country.
The media's decision adds to the list of companies changing their return plans, asking their employees to wear masks again, and demanding mandatory vaccination.
The Washington Post newspaper reported this week that it would require all employees to prove they are vaccinated against the coronavirus as a condition of being able to work and Uber, which also delayed their return to the offices. Lyft, for its part, will not require employees to return in person until February.
"In light of the evolution of the virus, including the Delta variety of new trends and the latest CDC guidance this week, we have decided to postpone our full withdrawal plan at this time," wrote Meredith Kopit Levien.
In an email to the newspaper's staff on Friday, CEO of The New York Times Company. The company planned for employees to return at least three days a week, beginning Sept. 7.
Ms. Levien noted that The New York Times offices would be open to those who want to enter voluntarily, with mandatory proof of vaccination.
The company "is not ready to specify a new date for a full reopening," Levien added and specified that it would notify employees at least four weeks in advance before asking them to return in person.
Google and Facebook will require that all employees are vaccinated before returning to the offices.
After the United States reversed its policy and ordered that the use of masks in interior spaces is mandatory, Google and Facebook contacted their employees and informed them that it would be necessary to be vaccinated to return to the offices.
In an internal statement, Executive Lori Goler assured that "with the reopening of our offices, we will demand that anyone who comes to work on any of our campuses in the United States be vaccinated. How to implement this policy." Depending on local conditions and rules
We will have a procedure for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical or other reasons and will review our approach in other areas as circumstances change. We continue to work with experts to ensure that our return plans to the office prioritize everyone's health and safety," he explained.
For his part, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, announced that employees who return to the offices must be vaccinated.
"Anyone who comes to work on our campuses should get vaccinated. We will implement this policy in the US in the coming weeks and expand it to other regions in the coming months. Implementation will vary based on local conditions and regulations and will not be enforced until vaccines are widely available in your area. You will receive guidance from your potential local clients on how this will affect you. We will also share more details about a process of exceptions for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical or other reasons, the manager explained in a statement.