Twitter has announced that its offices in New York City and San Francisco will be closed permanently while the reopening of other offices would be paused in response to the latest warnings of the CDC about COVID-19.
Twitter made the announcement recently, saying it was closing its two largest offices.
The company said: “After careful consideration of the CDC’s updated guidelines, and in light of current conditions, Twitter has decided to close our opened offices in New York and San Francisco as well as pause future office reopenings, effective immediately.
“We continue to monitor local conditions and make necessary changes that prioritize the health and safety of our Tweeps.”
The decision to close the offices was made two weeks after reopening the offices in the cities.
In March 2020, Jennifer Christie, Human Resources Chief of Twitter, said the company would ‘never probably be the same’ in its work culture after the pandemic.
She said: “People who were reticent to work remotely will find that they really thrive that way.
“Managers who didn’t think they could manage teams that were remote will have a different perspective. I do think we won’t go back.”
While speaking to The San Francisco Chronicle, Adrian Zamora, Twitter’s spokesperson, said Twitter had previously requested employees to present proof of vaccination before returning.
Twitter is allowing employees to carry on with remote work permanently if they choose, but will maintain its office space.