SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Wells Fargo Bank told employees Tuesday that it plans to begin reopening offices starting in September.
The bank, headquartered in San Francisco, has more than 200,000 employees who have been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.READ MORE: San Leandro Community Rallies for Reform on Anniversary of Steven Taylor's Police Shooting Death
In a letter to employees, CEO Charlie Scharf and COO Scott Powell said, “We are encouraged by the significant increase in vaccination availability and have started to plan for a return to a more normal operating model in September, soon after the Labor Day holiday in the U.S.”READ MORE: Lodi Parachute Center Skydiver Dies After Chute Gets Tangled on Descent
The executives said a Labor Day target would help employees plan with summer looming, along with the upcoming school year.
Certain subgroups in the U.S. may be allowed to return sooner than September if allowed by the bank’s Operating Committee and only on an opt-in basis.MORE NEWS: Saratoga Resident Displaced in 2-Alarm House Fire Sunday Morning
About 60,000 Wells Fargo employees have been working at branches, operations centers and offices since the start of the pandemic.