As Apple employees begin returning to work at the iPhone maker’s Apple Park and Infinite Loop campuses, they will follow new COVID-19 prevention measures that will include temperature checks, testing, and social distancing.
Bloomberg reports some employees, including hardware and software engineers, began returning to Apple Park in May. Some are working at the campus for just a few days a week, and Apple is limiting the number of folks allowed in closed spaces, such as elevators.
Returning employees are given the option to take a coronavirus nasal-swab test, although temperature checks are mandatory. Many of the company’s break room kitchens have been closed, and employees are prompted to wear masks via posted signs.
Apple Park’s open workspaces where employees worked in close proximity will prove to be a challenge, as the company will need to make changes to bring the rest of its workforce back to the campus. Some employees will continue to work from home.
The return to Apple’s campuses will be done in phases over the course of a few months, and the first phase is in progress now. A second phase, set for July, will see more employees return to their offices. However, these plans can change based on local stay-at-home orders.