BTIG, an international financial-services firm, said it will allow its employees to continue to work from home at least through Sept. 6, 2021, due to the continuing pandemic crisis.

“BTIG believes that remote work will continue to offer the best protection to its employees, their families, clients and its business operations,” it said in a statement. “The firm does not anticipate a return to its offices until vaccines are widely available, and when it is confirmed that the newly discovered COVID-19 mutations do not pose any additional risks to employees. Once the firm’s offices fully reopen, BTIG expects approximately 30-50% of its employees will choose to incorporate remote work into their regular schedules.”

BTIG had initially targeted January 2021 for the start of a phased return to its U.S. offices. Its latest decision on a return in September applies to all staff, the company said.

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