PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Nike is officially urging all employees based in the United States to work from home amid COVID-19 fears.
In a statement to KOIN 6 News, the company said based on guidance from government and health authorities, it is encouraging all U.S.-based employees to work from home starting March 16 through March 31 if their job allows. However, Nike’s World Headquarters in Beaverton will remain open.
This statement came the day after Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a statewide closure for all K-12 schools from March 16 to March 31. Brown’s office said in a statement the decision was made after considering “staffing challenges and health concerns due to the public health threat of coronavirus.”