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Facebook employees will be allowed to return to the company’s New York City offices this summer — but they’ll still be required to wear masks and undergo coronavirus testing.
The social media outfit will reopen its offices in NoHo, Flatiron and Hudson Yards at 25 percent capacity in July, spokesperson Jamila Reeves told The Post on Tuesday.
In-person work will reportedly be optional until one month after the office returns to 50 percent capacity, a point the company does not expect to reach until September, according to Bloomberg, which first reported the news. Facebook has already reopened its San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle offices at 10 percent capacity.
“As we return to the office, we have a number of protocols in place including physical distancing, wearing masks, and testing,” said Reeves. “Masks will be required at all times when in an office and where possible. Weekly COVID-19 testing will be required for anyone working onsite.”
Facebook is the latest in a growing list of firms to call employees back to New York offices.
JPMorgan pushed some employees to return even before coronavirus vaccines were available, and Goldman Sachs has told US employees to be ready to work in-person starting on June 14.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has pushed Big Apple businesses to make employees work in-person, spending over $200 million on bringing municipal buildings into compliance with coronavirus safety measures despite the widespread availability of vaccines.
In March, a Partnership for New York City survey found that less than half of Manhattan’s 1 million office workers will return to in-person work by September.
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