NYT Doesn’t Allow Workers To Return To Work, Supposedly Over COVID

(FreedomBeacon.com)- Due to the increasing number of cases of Covid-19 that have been reported in New York City, The New York Times made the announcement on Wednesday that the paper would postpone its scheduled return to the office on June 6 until further notice.

The Chief Human Resources Officer, Jacqueline Welch, wrote in a memo that based on the city’s guidance and the advice of our health experts, we are pausing the start of our Expected Phase of return to office until conditions improve. We are pausing the start of our Expected Phase of return to office until conditions improve.

The date that the Times planned to have its entire staff return to the office on a few days a week was set to be June 6, a date that had previously been pushed back as well.

Oliver Darcy of CNN reported in September 2021 that the Times’ initial goal was to get its offices back up and running in the first quarter of 2022. According to a memo that was sent out to employees, Chief Human Resources Officer Jacqueline Welch shared with them that the New York Times is planning to fully reopen its office in the first quarter of 2022. Darcy wrote about this on Twitter.

The announcement made by The Times came at the same time that New York City raised its Covid-19 alert level to “High” on Tuesday. This came as the number of cases reported each day in the United States reached close to 100,000, up from 73,000 new cases reported each day on average the previous week.

Additionally, the Times strongly recommended that all of its staff members wear face masks in any public areas of the building, including lobbies, restrooms, elevators, and meeting rooms.

In addition, Apple suspended its policy on Tuesday that required employees to work from the office at least three days per week due to the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 being reported all over the country. According to reports, Apple said in a note to employees on Tuesday that it would proceed with a pilot program to bring some workers back to the office twice a week in the weeks ahead.
The note was sent out after the company announced that it would bring some workers back to the office twice a week. However, Apple concluded that anyone in that program who felt uncomfortable coming into the office would have the option to work remotely.