Google tells employees in metro, across North America to work from home if they can

Google tells employees in metro, across North America to work from home if they can
FILE: Google has offices in Douglas County, Austell, midtown Atlanta, College Park and Fairburn. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ATLANTA — Google has asked all of its north American employees to work from home if possible, amid concerns about COVID-19, the coronavirus.

That will impact many people across metro Atlanta.

Google has offices in Douglas County, Austell, midtown Atlanta, College Park and Fairburn.

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“We know it’s an uncertain time and everyone is navigating a lot of ambiguity right now. As we all do so, we want to help everyone in our workforce prioritize their health and the health of our communities,” the company said in the announcement to employees.

This request will remain in effect through April 10.

Google is also creating a COVID-19 fund to allow temporary staff to take paid sick leave if they have potential symptoms or because they’re quarantined.

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