The objective of the policy is to decrease the density of people in the offices of Google, the business said, since specialist guidance suggests a move to slow the spread of this virus.
A spokesperson for the corporate confirmed earlier studies with TechCrunch that staff throughout the continent are being really helpful to work at home, if their positions permit for it.
The coronavirus continued to spread in the U.S.as health officials enforce new measures to contain the spread. It's one of the broadest remote work orders implemented so far in response to the coronavirus outbreak (now essentially a pandemic) spreading around the globe, resulting in almost 114,000 confirmed cases and over 4,000 deaths as of World Health Organization data for March 10. To help monitor the situation, the company has installed various resilience and security teams, which are operating a 24-hour command center.
In related news, Google announced last week that it would compensate its temporary staff and vendors affected by coronavirus, whether it be due to potential symptoms or if their region is under quarantine, through a new COVID-19 fund. The work-from-home recommendation applies in the UK.
Google is the latest major company to encourage remote work. She advised employees to prioritize their health and the health of the communities.
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An employee at Amazon and an employee at Facebook have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Meanwhile on Sunday Apple CEO Tim Cook encouraged employees at several of its global offices to work remotely "if their job allows" from 9th to 13th March.
Google has asked employees in the US and Canada to work from home. Twitter closed its Seattle office for deep cleaning on suspicion of an outbreak, recently.
Meanwhile, companies are also taking steps to shield their employees from the financial hardships caused by the outbreak.
All third-party companies in the United States providing support workers to Alphabet in the United States are required to give paid sick leaves to employees, Crowther said, but the enforcement is now in a "transition period".