Uber to open SF office on Monday in city’s first big return to work

Uber to open SF office on Monday in city's first big return to work

Uber will open its new Mission Bay headquarters on Monday, becoming the first major San Francisco office employer to return to work after the restrictions were lifted.

The rideshare company will open next to the Warriors’ Chase Center at 20% capacity and on a voluntary basis. The four-building complex spans over a million square feet, enough space for about 5,000 workers before the pandemic. Construction was completed during the pandemic.

Uber drivers, classified as independent contractors, have been allowed to operate throughout the pandemic, but office workers have been allowed to work remotely until September 13.

“As cities carefully return to a new normal, so will we,” Uber said in a statement to The Chronicle.

Workers will need to pass daily health exams, including home temperature checks to qualify. The company is increasing its cleaning services and needs face masks.

Uber has approximately 22,000 employees worldwide and is one of San Francisco’s largest employers. Offices in New York have also reopened.

Tech giants are set to reopen offices after San Francisco and Silicon Valley entered state orange level, which allowed non-essential workplaces to resume operations. Facebook opens its Menlo Park headquarters on May 10 and its San Francisco tours on June 7 if viral trends continue to improve.


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