As Covid-19 cases spike in states across the U.S., many companies that started bringing people back to the workplace are now hitting the pause button. Other businesses are not there yet, but are wondering how to proceed in the coming weeks.
Sometimes conflicting messages across cities, counties and state lines can make it difficult for a company to assess next steps when it comes to reopening. It is important to remember that there are places in the world (Iceland and New Zealand for example) that have managed to reopen large portions of their economy without seeing sharp increases. It is possible to do this safely. But there are definitely issues for employers to think through in advance.