With a resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the U.S., Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has pushed back plans to fully reopen offices. The Republic reports the manufacturer will delay its return-to-office until early next year. The company says it will, however, continue with its voluntary program that allows vaccinated workers to return to the corporate office in Columbus.

“While we have been excited about planning for a broad reopening, we are reevaluating our return-to-office plans and moving toward more phased reopening pilots based on local conditions and infection rates,” said Katie Zarich, a Cummins spokesperson. “We will also maintain all existing safety precautions, including universal masking, for the foreseeable future. …We continue to acknowledge and appreciate our dedicated employees who have been on-site throughout the pandemic.”

The publication says Cummins launched in June a voluntary return-to-office pilot program. The Republic says it is unclear how many employees are participating in the program. Click here to view the full story.

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