Google said that while some employees could return to company offices over the summer, most of the tech giants workers would likely be allowed to work from home for the rest of the year.

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Google said that while some employees could return to company offices over the summer, most of the tech giants workers would likely be allowed to work from home for the rest of the year.

Michael Liedtke/AP

Google says most of its employees will likely be allowed to work remotely through the end of year.

In a company-wide meeting Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said employees who needed to work in the office would be allowed to return in June or July with enhanced safety measures in place. The rest would likely continue working from home, a Google spokesperson confirmed to NPR.

Google had originally told employees work-from-home protocols would be in place at least through June 1.

Facebook also said it would allow most of its employees to work remotely through the end of 2020, according to multiple media reports. The company had previously announced that it was canceling large events through June of next year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Both companies began telling employees to stay home in March.