Facebook will not host any of its planned physical events scheduled up till June 2021, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post. He also said that no Facebook employee would travel for business until this time.
“We’re canceling any large physical events we had planned with 50 or more people through June 2021. Some of these we will hold as virtual events instead and we’ll share more details on that soon. Similarly, we’re extending our policy of no business travel through at least June of this year as well,” the CEO said.
As we start to think about what it will look like to re-open society, I wanted to provide an update on how we’re…
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“We will require the vast majority of our employees to work from home through at least the end of May in order to create a safer environment both for our employees doing critical jobs who must be in the office and for everyone else in our local communities,” Zuckerberg said, implying this period could extend and that anyone with childcare worries could work from home until “at least the summer”.
It’s a notable announcement given Facebook’s global influence, and it could mean business leaders right down to the general public take heed and scale back some of their plans.