Twitter shuts its New York, San Francisco offices permanently
Twitter has announced that its New York City and San Francisco offices will be closed permanently in response to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warnings about COVID-19.
The decision to shut its two largest offices comes after the CDC recommended that fully vaccinated Americans in parts of the country with high transmission of the coronavirus disease should return to wearing masks indoors, citing new data on the highly contagious Delta variant.
The CDC also said masks should be required of everyone inside K-12 schools while urging classrooms to return to full-time, in-person classes with proper prevention strategies in place.
”After careful consideration of the CDC’s updated guidelines, and in light of current conditions, Twitter has made the decision to close our opened offices in New York and San Francisco as well as pause future office reopenings, effective immediately.
“We continue to monitor local conditions and make necessary changes that prioritize the health and safety of our Tweeps,” TechCrunch quoted a spokesperson as saying.