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Twitter closes SF, NYC offices just two weeks after reopening

SF Gate logo SF Gate 7/29/2021 Michelle Robertson
a close up of a bird: This file photo shows the Twitter logo displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on March 11, 2011. © Kimihiro Hoshino, AFP/Getty Images

This file photo shows the Twitter logo displayed at the entrance of Twitter headquarters in San Francisco on March 11, 2011.

Twitter said Wednesday that it has closed its San Francisco and New York City offices just two weeks after reopening them. 

A Twitter spokesperson said the company came to this decision "after careful consideration of the CDC's updated guidelines, and in light of current conditions."

The company has also paused future office reopenings. 

"We’re continuing to closely monitor local conditions and make necessary changes that prioritize the health and safety of our Tweeps," a spokesperson said. 

Before returning, Twitter had required employees to show proof of vaccination before returning, the company told The San Francisco Chronicle.

The closure comes as other San Francisco-based tech companies, including Google and Apple, have delayed mandatory returns to the office until at least October as the virus continues to surge across the city and the United States. 

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated mask guidelines, recommending Americans wear masks if they live in areas with high spread of the virus. 

California officials on Wednesday likewise recommended everyone wear masks while indoors. 

The new guidance is not a mandate, save for a provision that adds adult and senior care facilities to a list of locations (public transit, hospitals, etc.) where masks were still required after the state's full reopening on June 15.

The seven-day rolling average of new COVID cases in San Francisco was 149 as of July 20. On Friday, the city reported 210 new COVID cases.

SFGATE's Eric Ting contributed to this report. 

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