Dow Jones’ New York office returning to full capacity, but voluntary
Dow Jones & Co. chief people officer Dianne DeSevo sent out the following on Friday:
I have good news. As Covid cases continue to subside, and with the repeal of regulatory restrictions, we are able to begin reopening the office in New York to full capacity.
Starting Monday, April 11, conference rooms will return to pre-pandemic capacity, and starting Monday, April 25, all desks will be available. You will still need to book a desk for the days you are in using iOffice which is available through Okta (see the New York location page on the DJ Microsite to learn more).
In addition, masks are no longer required (but still encouraged), and since employees in New York must provide proof of vaccination prior to entering the office, we are eliminating the daily health attestation (HealthQ) as of Monday, April, 11. All access doors and turnstiles in the lobby are open for use as well. Note that any visitors should bring their vaccine card with them to show at reception, but they do not need to submit them in advance.
These changes remove some of the pandemic restrictions, but they also come with responsibility: if you feel unwell for any reason, please protect your colleagues and stay home. As a reminder, if you contract Covid or have been exposed to someone who has, please follow these guidelines.
Returning to the office remains voluntary. We continue to work with our Business Units to formulate plans for the next phase of our Workplace Evolution and expect to share more details on this in the coming weeks.
Along with the benefits of collaboration and camaraderie, coming to the office will have a few more perks in the coming weeks: more snacks, weekly fruit and bagel deliveries (starting in May), more espresso machines, cold brew coffee and compost bins.
I hope to see you soon,