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Google and its parent company, Alphabet, will keep employees working from home until at least June of 2021 because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the company said in a statement Monday to CBS MoneyWatch. The technology giant had previously planned to bring workers back to its offices beginning in January. Its new policy makes Alphabet the first major U.S. corporation to definitively extend its work-from-home timeline so far into the future. Pichai decided to let employees work from home longer in part to accommodate those who are parents, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news. Many workers with children face the prospect of juggling their jobs with helping their kids attend school from home in the fall and well into the academic year if local schools don't revert to in-person learning.