• Facebook said it will allow its employees to continue to work from home until July 2021.
  • Facebook will provide its employees with an additional $1,000 for their home office needs.
  • Facebook will continue to reopen offices in restricted capacities in regions where government guidance permits.

Facebook has extended the option for its employees to work remotely through July 2021,

In the statement, Facebook announced that it will provide their 48,000 employees with an additional $1,000 for home office needs. Facebook had already provided its employees with $1,000 back in March. The move comes just days after the company confirmed it had leased out the entirety of Manhattan’s Farley Building to use as its New York office space.

Facebook had previously announced it would make thousands of positions permanently remote.

Facebook is following a similar policy by Google, which last week stated employees could work from home until July 2021. Google was the first major U.S. corporation to formalize such an extended timetable in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said there was “no end in sight” for when his employees could return to their offices after a resurgence of Covid-19 after calling the government’s response to the coronavirus “disappointing.”