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Apple Delays Office Return, Tells ‘Geniuses’ To Mask Up

Apple has pushed back its office reopening in the US by at least a month, following a surge in COVID-19 cases.

The company has also urged workers at its Apple Stores to wear masks at all times.

The delayed office return will come as a comfort for many workers, who pushed against Tim Cook’s insistence they return to the office in September.

An internal letter by staff bemoaned that, “without the inclusivity that flexibility brings, many of us feel we have to choose between either a combination of our families, our well-being, and being empowered to do our best work, or being a part of Apple.”

This is despite Cook only requiring staff to be present Monday, Tuesday and Thursday – a lot more flexible than the company’s pre-COVID policies.

Apple will now give employees at least a month’s warning before they are required to return to the office.

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