The development was shared with Apple employees in an email from CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Apple ( confirmed details of the email to CNN Business. )
The Silicon Valley giant’s move comes amid a rise in Covid-19 cases and concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant. Earlier this week, Apple reinstated a mask mandate at all of its US stores and is reportedly also closing some of them because of a surge in cases.
Several companies including Google (, )Lyft (, )Uber ( and )Amazon ( have also pushed back their reopening dates multiple times as uncertainty around the pandemic continues. )
Early on in the pandemic, several companies including Google and Facebook also offered their employees $1,000 bonuses to help with work-from-home expenses.