Alphabet’s Google said on Friday that it asked employees to take a day off on May 22 to address home-related burnout during the coronavirus virus epidemic.
Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai announced a memorandum to employees late Thursday, which was first reported by CNBC.
Google said it would begin reopening more offices globally in early June, but most Google employees would be working from home by the end of this year.
Facebook also said on Friday that it would allow workers who are able to work remotely by the end of 2020.
The virus, which has infected more than 3.9 million people globally, has forced strict lockdowns in most countries and changed the way businesses operate, with work from home emerging as the new norm.