New Delhi, June 10, 2020.
Google is preparing for employees to return to the office on July 6, but with many changes and restrictions in place.
In a memo sent to employees this week and obtained by Business Insider, CEO Sundar Pichai said lunches will be distributed in prepared boxes, employees will undergo temperature checks and there will be no access to the company gym or sleep pods.
There will be changes to the office’s layout itself, ensuring there are six feet of distance between chairs in places like conference rooms and kitchens.
Masks will be required and Google will provide them. There will also be slotted arrival times.
In addition to saying goodbye to extensive lunch spreads, employees won’t be offered breakfast or dinner anymore at all.
Pichai announced in May that buildings will have limited occupancy, with only 10% of capacity initially and growing to just 30% by September. He reiterated that those working from home could continue to do so through the end of the year if they chose.
The company recently offered all employees $1,000 to spend on equipment to better their work-from-home setups. It also offered virtual training and classes for adjusting to operating from home.