Amazon pushes back return to office until 2022, says company will 'closely watch' COVID-19 conditions
The Amazon Spheres are the visual symbol of Amazon's downtown Seattle campus. - Kjell Redal/Seattle Times/TNS

Amid an uptick in coronavirus hospitalizations caused by the infectious delta variant, Amazon has pushed back its return-to-office date for tech and corporate workers until January 2022, according to internal messages seen by The Seattle Times. Unlike crosstown rival Microsoft, Amazon will not mandate employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine before they return to the office. The Redmond-based software company announced earlier this week that it was pushing back its office reopening to October and will require employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to enter the company’s U.S. of...