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Apple workers set to return to office beginning April 11

An aerial view of Apple Park is seen in Cupertino, California, United States on October 28, 2021.
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Apple employees will start to return to offices on April 11, the company confirmed to CNBC on Friday.

The date comes more than two years after the majority of Apple’s corporate workforce started working from home because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The move signals that big employers in California are comfortable enough with the current state of Covid-19 cases to re-open offices as cases drop across the country and in California. The return-to-office plan for Apple comes after Google said this week that its employees would return on April 4.

Apple was one of the first companies to tell its employees to work from home in March 2020, although the company’s culture emphasizes in-person collaboration and its hardware products require employees to be physically present.

Apple’s stores are open around the world, and on Thursday, it announced that it’s resuming in-person classes and workshops in stores.

Apple has delayed its return to the office several times over the past two years as Covid cases have risen and fallen. Most recently, Apple pushed back a Feb. 1 return to office date late last year.

Bloomberg News first reported the April 11 return-to-office date.

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