Google asks North America employees to work from home due to coronavirus

Google Tells All 100,000 North American Employees to Work from Home		35KENZO TRIBOUILLARD  AFP via Getty Images Lucas Nolan11 Mar 2020

Google Tells All 100,000 North American Employees to Work from Home 35KENZO TRIBOUILLARD AFP via Getty Images Lucas Nolan11 Mar 2020

Google's vice president of global security, Chris Rackow wrote an email to all of North America employees saying, "Out of an abundance of caution, and for the protection of Alphabet and the broader community, we now recommend the you work from home if your role allows".

A series of events of worldwide standard in the US takes place, should be canceled to prevent the spread of the virus.

Alphabet's CFO, Ruth Porat reportedly urged every employee to be prepared for any sudden announcement of work from home and asked them to start taking their laptop home, every day after work.

Last week, Facebook, shut down its London offices after one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus codenamed COVID-19 by the World Health Organization.

Canada has reported 101 cases of coronavirus as of Wednesday morning.

The company has also assured its hourly and contract workers that it will continue to pay them their regular wages even if their hours are cut back due to prevention measures.

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A spokesman for the company confirmed previous reports with Newsdio that employees across the continent are recommended to work from home, if their positions allow. A new note from the company recommends similar actions for employees in North America. The new policy associated with the epidemic COVID-19.

The company's director of workplace services Adrienne Crowther wrote in a blog post of the hard times for everyone and the ambiguity among the workforce of the effect of the virus on their work life.

Late last week, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook all began encouraging employees in Seattle to work from home as the coronavirus outbreak, also called COVID-19, spread in Washington state.

In other words, all Google employees in this part of the world - in the USA offices and in Canadian cities - have been cautiously told to work from home.

The search engine giant last week committed that members of its extended workforce who are affected by reduced office schedules (such as closed cafes resulting from offices moving to work-from-home arrangements) will be compensated for the time they would have worked.

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