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man sitting alone at a lake After months of working from home, many employees are struggling to stay connected socially with colleagues. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As offices prepare to reopen (very slowly) across the United States, physical health is paramount. We’re hearing from clients that are considering re-opening their onsite fitness centers earlier than expected to reduce their employees’ exposure to community gyms and reduce another element of risk. Mandatory testing, temperature checks, mask use, thermal technology, and increased sanitation are all steps employers are taking to keep employees safe. Some organizations are even exploring social distancing technology that will alert employees when they are closer than six feet! Bottom line: Most employers are doing everything they can to keep their employees safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

But, while physical health is the number-one concern, it’s certainly not the only concern. Emotional and mental health should also be a primary focus area for employers as they welcome back employees this summer, fall and winter.

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