Google Recommends That Staffers Work From Home

Business Insider reports:

Google is recommending that all of its tens of thousands of North American employees work from home, its latest move to try and protect its employees from the growing coronavirus outbreak.

On Tuesday, the Silicon Valley-based search giant sent out a memo to its workforce informing that it was now changing its policies to recommend all workers who are able to work remotely do so until at least April 10, sources familiar with the matter said. A Google spokesperson confirmed the order via email.

The majority of Google’s 100,000-plus employees are based in North America, and the policy change represents one of the most sweeping remote-work orders of any company to date in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.