Protocol’s return to work calendar
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Protocol’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" β€” 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 β€” 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 🌎, even for companies that may later transition to a hybrid πŸ’» or in-office 🏒model. 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 🌎
  • Hybrid model: One to three days a week in the office πŸ’»
  • In-office: Four or five days a week in the office 🏒
  • Must be vaccinated: πŸ’‰
  • Must be tested: πŸ§ͺ

July 2021

Adobe (50% capacity) πŸ’‰πŸŒŽ

Airtable (50% capacity) πŸ’‰πŸŒŽ

Asana (soft reopening) πŸ’‰πŸŒŽ

Google (soft reopening in California) πŸ’‰πŸŒŽ

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (20% to 50% capacity) 🌎

Klaviyo (soft reopening)

SAP (100% capacity) 🌎

Twilio (soft reopening) πŸ’‰πŸŒŽ

Twitter (50% capacity) πŸ’‰πŸŒŽ

August 2021

Pure Storage (soft reopening) πŸ’‰πŸŒŽ

September 2021

IBM πŸ’‰

Qualtrics πŸ’»

VMware (full reopening) 🌎

Yelp (Phoenix office) πŸ’‰πŸŒŽ

October 2021

November 2021

Atlassian 🌎

Yelp (Chicago, New York and Pittsburgh offices) πŸ’‰πŸŒŽ

December 2021

Twitter (San Francisco and New York offices) πŸ’‰πŸŒŽ

January 2022

Amazon πŸ’»


Dell Technologies πŸ’‰ OR πŸ§ͺ

DoorDash πŸ’»

Flickr πŸ’»

Google (full reopening)πŸ’‰πŸ’»

Momentive 🌎

Red Hat πŸ’‰


Salesforce (full reopening) πŸ’»

ServiceNow (all employees can WFH "through at least the end of 2021") πŸ’»

Twilio (full reopening) 🌎

Uber (full reopening) πŸ’‰πŸ’»

February 2022

Apple πŸ’»πŸ§ͺ

Asana (full reopening) πŸ’»

Atlassian 🌎


Lyft 🌎

Microsoft πŸ’‰

Slack πŸ’‰πŸŒŽ

March 2022

Cisco πŸŒŽπŸ’‰

Meta πŸ’‰πŸ’»

Twitter 🌎

April 2022

Apple πŸ’»

Expedia πŸ’»

Google πŸ’‰πŸ’»

June 2022


September 2022

Airbnb πŸ’»

January 2023

Lyft πŸ’‰πŸ’»

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