First Phase of Apple Employees Returning to Apple Park Kicks Off June 15

Apple is proceeding with a multi-phase plan to begin having employees return to its Silicon Valley campuses, and the first phase of the process will begin on June 15, Apple said in a memo to employees sent out this week.

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According to Bloomberg, employees have been informed that the first phase will be "very limited" and people will only be allowed onto the campus on select days depending on their job.

Some Apple employees, like hardware and software engineers, began returning to Apple Park in May, but Apple is now ready to start its multi-phase plan that will see additional employees returning to the site. A second phase is expected to begin in July, though Apple has said that its plans are fluid and could change based on local and state stay-at-home orders. The first phase of employee return has already started in Apple offices outside of Silicon Valley.

Employees who return to Apple's campuses are being provided with an option to take a coronavirus nasal-swab test, and temperature checks are mandatory. Apple told employees that it will limit how many people are allowed in buildings and other work areas simultaneously, and masks will be required at all times across all of Apple's Silicon Valley offices.

Apple is having employees return to work earlier than many other major tech companies. Facebook and Google, for example, plan to allow most employees to work from home through the end of the year. Amazon will allow office workers to work from home until early October, and Twitter and Square plan to allow employees to work from home permanently if they choose to do so.

Some Apple senior executives have also been spending time at the campus as Apple prepares for WWDC and new product launches that will take place in the second half of 2020. Apple retail stores started reopening in May, and as of now, more than 300 stores worldwide have reopened.

Top Rated Comments

ArrayDecay Avatar
28 months ago
Must...visit...spaceship...
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
28 months ago
First Phase of Apple Employees Returning to [S]Apple Park[/S] Mother Ship Kicks Off June 15

There, fixed the headline for ya. ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B4U Avatar
28 months ago
Let's just hope they can now fix the SW and server issues.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jimmy James Avatar
28 months ago
Working from home until at least October. I love it.
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Stella Avatar
28 months ago
Good luck to them, hope they stay healthy.


Let's just hope they can now fix the SW and server issues.
They can do that remotely!
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aylk Avatar
28 months ago

It’s about timeeeeeee
Lockdown = Prisoner with no freedom of movement. If person wants to go out. They should have the right to.
Freedom to go back to your 12 hour a day work prison...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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