Apple Advises All 12,000 Employees at Cupertino Headquarters to Stay Home as Coronavirus ‘Precaution’

Apple is encouraging all employees at its headquarters to work from home to combat the spread of the coronavirus — joining other tech giants like Microsoft and Google.

The company issued a memo Friday advising its 12,000-person staff at Apple Park in Cupertino to stay remote as a “precaution” while the virus begins to spread more rapidly across the country.

The advisory came amid 20 confirmed cases of the disease in Santa Clara County. Officials there had previously asked large companies to consider letting employees to telecommute to limit close contact.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Vincent Barone