Amazon is pushing back its return to office date until January 2022 amid growing concern over delta variant of COVID - 19.
Corporate employees of the Amazon-owned e-commerce giant won't be allowed to head back to the office until at least Jan. 3 Amazon said.
Originally, the company anticipated that employees would return in the office regularly on Labor Day right after the period.
The company said it will continue to monitor local government guidance and leading health care professionals to ensure that workspaces are safe when teams return.
An increasing number of companies postpone their return dates and upping their In-Office protocols when they reopen in order to combat the highly contagious variant which continues to drive a dramatic spike in COVID- 19 cases and hospitalizations.
Recently, Google announced that it would be postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy which will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened.
Apple also deferred its return to the office plans from September to October.
However, unlike companies such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft, Amazon have still not implemented a vaccine mandate for when employees go back to the office.
When they do return, Amazon workers will be asked to wear masks inside unless they can verify that they have been fully vaccinated.