Coronavirus Impact: Twitter tells employees to work from home amid coronavirus fears
With coronavirus claiming the lives of at least six people here in the United States, Twitter told its employees that they should work from home, if at all possible. Twitter told its employees in a blog post that should avoid coming into its San Francisco headquarters, and other offices around the world, to avoid the risk of exposure to the coronavirus that has infected more than hundred people in the United States.
“Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us — and the world around us,” the San Francisco-based company said in a blog post Monday. “We are operating out of an abundance of caution and the utmost dedication to keeping our Tweeps healthy.”
About 5,000 Twitter employees will be covered by the company’s work-at-home plans.
However, Twitter said its offices in the Bay Area would remain open as usual due the necessity of some job functions. The company said it was “increasing deep cleaning and sanitizing in all spaces” in its offices.