Coca-Cola Pushes Office Return to October

The beverage giant had originally planned to have office workers return on Sept. 7.

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Coca-Cola has followed suit of a number of major companies that are delaying their employees' return to in-office work amid the surge of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Aug. 9 that the beverage giant told employees that day that they won't return to Coke's corporate offices until at least mid-October — more than a month after the company's previously-planned Sept. 7 return.

Most of Coca-Cola's office employees have been working from home or remotely since early in the pandemic, now more than 18 months ago.

Many major employers had planned to fully re-open their offices later summer or had already done so, but now a number of them are quickly shifting plans as COVID cases surge once again. In recent weeks, Amazon, Google, Apple Lyft, and McDonald's have all announced they're delaying their planned office returns, with some postponing until early 2022.

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