Due to the coronavirus pandemic around the world, many companies have decided to instruct their employees to work remotely. Such a decision allows the company to operate in a limited way, but it is the best (and probably the only) way to avoid enormous losses. For many employees in the IT industry, this is not a big problem, so that's why Google decided to extend work remotely for some of its employees.
Initially, Google employees received a message that they would work remotely until the end of 2020, but the latest information indicates that the work in this way will last at least until 30th of June 2021. Such a message was sent to 200 000 of Google's employees. Obviously, such communicates were received by people whose presence in the office is not crucial for the functioning of the enterprise and they can carry out their orders from their apartments.