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What are your plans for going back to the office after working remotely because of COVID-19? If you’ve already returned, what employee issues have you had to deal with so far? My company has informally discussed returning, but we don’t have a firm date yet. I’d like to get an idea of the “standard of care” AKA what others are doing. There’s little guidance from our state and I’m not certain how OSHA applies to an office environment.

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CDC has some guidance out. Going back in phases with more critical units coming in before those which can function fully remote. Asking employees to wear masks, keep office doors shut if possible, and track who they speak to longer than a passing greeting.

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The organization isn’t collecting the data; the employee is, so the organization isn’t collecting any private info. If they are sick, they are to alert HR. Employees that may have been around this person will be contacted by HR, but no names being used.

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Following, been wondering the same

Gotta check each state/county too. For example Santa Clara county has a return to work packet.

I believe osha does apply for all workplaces, even in offices.

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