Google sent a memo to all of its North America-based employees recommending they work from home until at least April 10th due to coronavirus, the company confirmed to Business Insider. Google had previously told employees in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dublin, and Seattle to work from home in recent days.
Google offices will remain open to workers if they have to be physically present for their jobs.\
Google will also give its temporary staff and vendors around the world paid sick leave if they have to take time off because of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, through a new fund announced today. “This fund will mean that members of our extended workforce will be compensated for their normal working hours” if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or are quarantined, the company said in a blog post. Last Friday,, statted that it would give its hourly workers their regular pay if they had to miss work due to coronavirus.