Facebook will cancel large events and allow its employees to work from home.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, announced that the company will not host any physical events consisting of 50 or more people through June 2021, it will instead host gatherings of that size as virtual events. In addition to these measures, Facebook will allow its employees to work from home through the summer.
“Most Facebook employees are fortunate to be able to work productively from home, so we feel a responsibility to allow people who don’t have this flexibility to access shared public resources first,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post on Facebook. “I hope this helps contain the spread of Covid-19 so we can keep our communities safe and get back up and running again soon (…) “We also know that when society does eventually start re-opening, it will have to open slowly in staggered waves to make sure that the people who are returning to work can do so safely and that we minimize the possibility of future outbreaks.”
According to CNBC, over the past two months, Facebook has canceled its F8 annual software developer conference, required most of its employees to work from home, given employees $1,000 bonuses for their work-from-home and child-care needs, provided employees with Portal video-calling devices and allowed employees who need to take time off to do so.