Twitter has announced that employees are encouraged to work from home in an effort to stop the spread of a novel coronavirus.
The San Francisco-based social media company is the first major U.S. firm to announce a work-from-home policy.
As they wrote on their blog:
“Beginning today, we are strongly encouraging all employees globally to work from home if they’re able.
Our goal is to lower the probability of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus for us — and the world around us.
We are operating out of an abundance of caution and the utmost dedication to keeping our Tweeps healthy.”
There have been no reports of any Twitter employees contracting the virus, but with over 4,800 employees worldwide, the company clearly doesn’t want to take any chances.
As of Tuesday morning, the coronavirus pandemic has reached at least 67 countries, sickened over 91,000 people worldwide, and killed at least 3,118. More coronavirus news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [Twitter, Gizmodo]