Amazon will allow employees who can work from home to do so through January 8, 2021, according to an internal policy page obtained by GeekWire and confirmed by an Amazon spokesperson.
Amazon’s corporate offices are open now but the company says “employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so.”
Employees who want to go to the office must clear it with their managers. Amazon’s corporate buildings have implemented temperature screenings upon entry, physical distancing measures, and new sanitization practices.
“We continue to prioritize the health of our employees and follow local government guidance,” the spokesperson said.
Amazon was among the first large employers to authorize remote work when the coronavirus hit the U.S. In April, Amazon extended its work from home guidance through October 2020.
Employees are expected to continue working from the country, state, or province where they are based, according to the employee memo.
“There are several risks for the employee to consider such as personal income tax, visa requirements, and for the company, such as payroll and corporate tax associated with working from a location that is not an employee’s regular, contracted county, state, or province,” Amazon said in the document.