Apple is pushing back its return-to-office plans — again.
The iPhone maker told employees that it’s delaying the return to its corporate offices from October to January at the earliest due to the surge in COVID-19 cases being driven by the highly contagious Delta variant, according to a memo that was obtained by Bloomberg.
Apple previously sought to call staff back to the office in early September, but the company last month pushed that back until October, becoming one of the first big tech companies to delay the plans.
Apple reportedly told staff in the memo, which was dated Thursday, that they will confirm the re-opening date one month before workers are expected to show up at the office.
When the return to the office does happen, employees will be expected to work in person on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with work-from-home options available on Wednesday and Friday, Bloomberg reported.
The memo, which was reportedly sent by human resources and retail head Deirdre O’Brien, said the company doesn’t have plans to close its offices or retail stores.
O’Brien also encouraged staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19, though the company stopped short of mandating the shots for US workers like some tech giants and other major employers have.
Earlier this week, Apple reportedly nixed its plans to resume hosting in-store classes with its products after less than a day of rebooting the service.
And the company was forced to shutter a store in Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday after more than 20 staff members were exposed to COVID-19, Bloomberg reported.
The store’s website shows that it plans to reopen on Monday.
Apple is just the latest company to push back their return to the office until 2022 as the spread of the Delta variant throws a wrench in corporate plans.
Facebook, Amazon, Lyft, The New York Times and other major companies have already pushed back their return-to-office plans to January or February.
An Apple spokesperson did not immediately return The Post’s request for comment.
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