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Microsoft employees will return to the office at the end of February | Digital Trends Spanish

Microsoft announced that it will open its headquarters in Washington from February 28, so employees who currently work in hybrid face-to-face and remote work schemes will have to report shortly.

In a statement, Microsoft explained that it will not require employees to report on February 28, but from that date they will have a period of 30 days to “adjust their routines and adopt the work preferences agreed with their managers.”

The company also detailed that it will be on the same date when the reopening of offices in San Francisco begins, including the new campus in Silicon Valley. “We anticipate that many other sites in the United States will reopen if conditions allow,” he added.

Microsoft said the decision to return to offices is based on high vaccination rates in King County, where most of its Redmond office employees live.

According to official data, as of February 8, 2022, 83.8 percent of residents who are candidates to receive the COVID-19 vaccine have completed the vaccination schedule, while 91. percent have received at least one dose .

“These high vaccination rates, along with the decrease in hospitalizations and deaths in the state, are part of what allows us to move to this stage in our hybrid work scheme,” Microsoft said.

Microsoft’s announcement adds the company to the return to offices announced by other technology companies. Apple plans to return to face-to-face work on March 28, while Google plans to do so in the coming months.

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