Protocolโ€™s return to work calendar
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Protocolโ€™s return to work calendar


There was a moment this summer when it felt as if the tech industry was in the full swing of "soft reopening" โ€” a phase many companies were using as they tried to bring a fraction of employees back to the office while most continue working remotely.

All that started to change in late July as the delta variant quickly spread and COVID-19 cases rose, even among the vaccinated.

The industry is looking to each other for norms as companies continue to mandate or strongly encourage vaccines and make plans for how and when they'll return to the office โ€” mostly using a hybrid or remote-first model.

This is a living calendar, so please get in touch about your company's plans and we'll keep things updated.

(A note: "Soft reopenings" will generally be denoted as remote-first ๐ŸŒŽ, even for companies that may later transition to a hybrid ๐Ÿ’ป or in-office ๐Ÿขmodel. That's because during the soft-opening period, offices are open on a voluntary basis, and most or all employees can still work remotely.)


  • Remote first: Most employees can work from anywhere ๐ŸŒŽ
  • Hybrid model: One to three days a week in the office ๐Ÿ’ป
  • In-office: Four or five days a week in the office ๐Ÿข
  • Must be vaccinated: ๐Ÿ’‰
  • Must be tested: ๐Ÿงช

July 2021

Adobe (50% capacity) ๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸŒŽ

Airtable (50% capacity) ๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸŒŽ

Asana (soft reopening) ๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸŒŽ

Google (soft reopening in California) ๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸŒŽ

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (20% to 50% capacity) ๐ŸŒŽ

Klaviyo (soft reopening)

SAP (100% capacity) ๐ŸŒŽ

Twilio (soft reopening) ๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸŒŽ

Twitter (50% capacity) ๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸŒŽ

August 2021

Pure Storage (soft reopening) ๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸŒŽ

September 2021

IBM ๐Ÿ’‰

Qualtrics ๐Ÿ’ป

VMware (full reopening) ๐ŸŒŽ

Yelp (Phoenix office) ๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸŒŽ

October 2021

November 2021

Atlassian ๐ŸŒŽ

Yelp (Chicago, New York and Pittsburgh offices) ๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸŒŽ

December 2021

Twitter (San Francisco and New York offices) ๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸŒŽ

January 2022

Amazon ๐Ÿ’ป


Dell Technologies ๐Ÿ’‰ OR ๐Ÿงช

DoorDash ๐Ÿ’ป

Flickr ๐Ÿ’ป

Google (full reopening)๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’ป

Momentive ๐ŸŒŽ

Red Hat ๐Ÿ’‰


Salesforce (full reopening) ๐Ÿ’ป

ServiceNow (all employees can WFH "through at least the end of 2021") ๐Ÿ’ป

Twilio (full reopening) ๐ŸŒŽ

Uber (full reopening) ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’ป

February 2022

Apple ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿงช

Asana (full reopening) ๐Ÿ’ป

Atlassian ๐ŸŒŽ


Lyft ๐ŸŒŽ

Microsoft ๐Ÿ’‰

Slack ๐Ÿ’‰๐ŸŒŽ

March 2022

Cisco ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’‰

Meta ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’ป

Twitter ๐ŸŒŽ

April 2022

Apple ๐Ÿ’ป

Expedia ๐Ÿ’ป

Google ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’ป

June 2022


September 2022

Airbnb ๐Ÿ’ป

January 2023

Lyft ๐Ÿ’‰๐Ÿ’ป

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