COVID molecules and face mask Before employers even begin to think about returning to physical workspaces, they first need to analyze reopening guidelines and timelines established by the state and community officials. (Image: Shutterstock)

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, and while most companies have enforced work from home policies amidst the crisis, many are starting to think about when they will return to the office and how to go about that transition. Safety should come first when developing a return to work strategy and there are many precautions that employers can take to ensure they are protecting both the physical and mental health of their workforce. Every company and employee are different, so flexibility will be key.

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