Google’s parent company, Alphabet has asked its workers to work from because of the coronavirus
The company sent a memo last week stating that employees in Washington should work from home. It has now expanded that request to all of its almost 100,000 workers across 11 offices in the US and Canada.
“Out of an abundance of caution, and for the protection of Alphabet and the broader community, we now recommend you work from home if your role allows,” Google’s vice president of global security Chris Rackow, Google’s vice president of global security, wrote in an email to workers.
The company, however, said the company will be opened for business to those who might want to come in.
Google last week, with other tech giants like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook, has begun recommending that staff in Seattle should work from home as the coronavirus spreads in Washington state.
As of Monday night, the state had more than 160 cases. California and New York, where Alphabet has large offices, are also experiencing spikes in the number of cases.
An employee at Amazon and an employee at Facebook have also been diagnosed with the coronavirus.