Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of the company, tweeted Tuesday, “I have asked Spotify employees to work from home for the next two weeks due to the increased risk of COVID-19. We all have an obligation to delay the spread of the virus and thus the expected pressure on our healthcare system. I hope other companies in Sweden will follow suit.”
Spotify is following in the footsteps of fellow entertainment entities that have temporarily adopted remote workflows in the wake of COVID-19. The week of March 2, Sony Pictures Entertainment closed their offices in London, Paris, and Poland as a safety precaution. The company has not announced a reopening date for the three European branches.