Nintendo of America workers are commuting to their computers.
Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has taken the lives of 14 individuals in the US and way more in other countries, particularly in Asian countries, it seems remote work is more viable for many companies. Chief among them was Microsoft and Bungie as they are requesting their employees to work from home. As the outbreak continues to rage on. Now, Nintendo of America has echoed the same sentiment.
In a statement acquired by Kotaku, Nintendo of America is acting for the best for its employees. People that work for them in the California and Washington offices will be given the option to work from home.
“Nintendo of America has taken the precautionary step to allow NOA employees in the states of California and Washington the opportunity to work from home. The safety and wellbeing of our employees is our top priority. We are continuing to closely monitor COVID-19 developments, and share our concerns and support for those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.”
They are also keeping tabs on the outbreak. Employees decreasing their commute isn’t the only thing in the gaming industry to be affected by this outbreak, though. Many gaming events have been delayed, the biggest exception, though, being E3 who are continuing as previously planned. The 2020 Pokémon Europe International Championships has been delayed. Konami’s PC Engine Mini was also delayed until the outbreak subsides.