NBCU Postpones Office Return Date To Oct. 18 ‘At The Earliest’

Citing a rise in Covid-19 cases, NBCUniversal told staffers via internal memo Wednesday that the company has decided to delay its return-to-office date until Oct. 18 “at the earliest.” The company had previously planned on welcoming staffers back to the office right after Labor Day.

Talking TV: Delta Variant Muddies Stations’ Return To Work Path

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp and Paige Albiniak discuss TV stations’ winding path back to the office as the Delta COVID variant plays havoc with developing plans. Read Albiniak’s story on return to work here.

ViacomCBS Postpones Return To Offices

ViacomCBS employees won’t be returning to their offices until Oct. 18 “at the very earliest,” CEO Bob Bakish said in a memo to staff Wednesday. He also said the company will continue to require employees currently working at U.S. locations “to be fully vaccinated” and wear masks. He said executives are “assessing if we will make this vaccination requirement mandatory for all employees returning to the office” in the plan’s next phase.