Apple Park and Infinite Loop implementing new COVID-19 prevention procedures as employees return to campuses
This week, some employees at Apple Park and the famous One Infinite Loop campus have been returning for the first time since the COVID-19 crisis enforced lockdowns around the world.
Some of the people are working at the campuses for just a few days a week, with Apple limiting the number of people allowed in closed spaces, for example lifts. With many still remotely working, Apple has put in place various precautions within their campuses to keep their employees safe. Social distancing, testing, and temperature checks are just a few of the measures that Apple is taking. If they do come back to work, Apple is offering them a free nasal swab test, and temperature checks are mandatory across the campuses.
Apple Park features modern, large and open work spaces where employees work in close proximity, but Bloomberg says that Apple is going to need to make changes to bring the rest of its workforce back to the campuses.
Deirdre O’Brien, Head of Apple Retail and People, said that the return to campuses would be a gradual one, with different phases and stages. The current stage is the first, with the second planned to begin in July. Apple as also already started the gradual reopening of its retail stores globally, with new COVID measures in each one.