The team members in Bengaluru who may have come into contact with the affected employees are already working remotely and will continue to do so till March 24. Dell
is also encouraging all the employees who have set-ups for work from home to do so. “This helps us reduce foot traffic and congregation in buildings for those whose jobs require them to be in a Dell
facility,” said a company spokesperson.
In an internal mail to the employees, the company said it has fully sanitised the building in which the techie who was tested positive was based, including wiping down commonly touched surfaces, such as light switches and door handles, with alcohol-based solutions several times a day in addition to deep cleaning common areas, canteens and restrooms.
The company is also preparing to allow its Gurgaon employees to work from home, said a source. “The company is preparing a back-up plan and enquiring from employees individually if they have broadband connection and power back-up to start working from home. We will start working remotely as soon as we get the official notification,” said the source.