Google tells employees to take Friday off as a ‘collective wellbeing’ holiday during pandemic

Google is giving employees another day off to avoid burnout as the Covid-19 Pandemic enters its seventh month.

The company is marking Friday as a one-time paid holiday for “collective wellbeing” that applies to full-time employees and interns, according to documents viewed by CNBC. The added off day turns the Labor Day holiday into a four-day weekend.

“We strongly encourage you to take this day off — and managers should actively support their team to reprioritize work commitments in order to do so,” an internal forum for employees says. “If your manager identifies an urgent business-critical need that requires you to work at the last minute, you should take the next available working day off instead.”

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