Facebook says it will allow employees to work from home through year's end

Facebook says it will allow employees to work from home through year's end
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Facebook founder and CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergHillicon Valley: Productivity, fatigue, cybersecurity emerge as top concerns amid pandemic | Facebook critics launch alternative oversight board | Google to temporarily bar election ads after polls close Conservative groups seek to block Facebook election grants in four swing states: report Facebook critics launch alternative oversight board MORE told employees in a memo Thursday that they could work from home until the end of the year even as states begin to loosen restrictions put in place to mitigate the coronavirus.

The tech giant said that it doesn't expect to open most of its offices until July 6 at the earliest, though employees could choose to work from home if they choose.

Zuckerberg's memo was first reported by The Information

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Zuckerberg added that the company was still trying to finalize who would need to work in-person when the offices do reopen.

Facebook was one of first the large corporations that allowed its employees to work from home when the coronavirus outbreak became widespread in the United States in March. 

In California, where Facebook is headquartered, certain businesses labeled low-risk were expected to reopen their doors on Friday.

The Golden State has more than 62,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Overall, the U.S. has more than 1.2 million cases of the virus and more than 76,000 deaths.