Salesforce will reopen San Francisco tower in May, but employees can work from home through 2021

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Salesforce cofounder and co-CEO Marc Benioff speaks during the expansive opening of the Salesforce Tower, the tallest gathering successful San Francisco, Calif., Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

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Salesforce said Monday that it volition reopen its downtown San Francisco office successful May, but it volition fto each employees enactment remotely done the extremity of 2021.

Many radical are paying attraction to however Salesforce volition instrumentality radical to offices, arsenic the endeavor bundle shaper is the largest leader successful San Francisco, a hub of the planetary exertion industry. The Salesforce operation has 61 floors and 1.4 cardinal quadrate feet of bureau space.

Salesforce has already reopened immoderate 22 offices, Brent Hyder, its president and main radical officer, wrote successful a blog post. The institution said it volition reopen Palo Alto and Irvine, California, locations successful the coming months.

Salesforce has 3 stages of reopening. In the archetypal stage, which is constricted to the U.S. and lone successful areas that person a company-determined coronavirus hazard standing that's level oregon decreasing, afloat vaccinated employees tin unpaid to articulation groups of up to 100 radical who tin enactment connected definite floors. The institution volition necessitate employees to instrumentality Covid tests doubly a week.

In the 2nd stage, Salesforce volition run from 20% to 75% capableness based connected the company's assessed risk, and employees tin instrumentality adjacent if they person not received a vaccine. The last signifier brings offices up to 100% capacity.

The institution has besides been engaged remodeling its offices, adding Plexiglas, aerial purifiers and handles that radical tin usage without touching.

Salesforce said 5 of its offices, including Sydney, Australia, are already operating successful the 3rd stage.

In February, Salesforce said a bulk of its employees volition beryllium successful offices 1 to 3 days per week. Others volition beryllium wholly remote, portion a tiny cohort volition enactment from offices 4 to 5 days per week. In doing so, Salesforce broke from the ranks of companies specified arsenic Atlassian and Zillow that said employees would person the prime to work from location permanently.

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