Google parent Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)(GOOGL) is "strongly encouraging" all returning employees to "wear a mask inside Google property at all times, regardless of vaccination status, until further notice." The email message late Sunday comes a week after the company welcomed back employees on a voluntary basis to its California offices on July 12, including its headquarters in Mountain View. The voluntary return is a test run before a full return in September. Eight San Francisco Bay Area counties have recommended mask wearing indoors regardless of vaccination status as a precautionary measure amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. Google did not immediately respond for comment.
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