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WestyHokie

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Lounge, how do you view this workplace COVID-era thinking?


We've been WFH since March 2020, all locations deemed essential so either on site at a plant or at home in a home office, working more hours than when we were in the office. Throughout that period, we focused on all the common steps to avoid COVID transmission. We made it through with relatively few cases.

This summer, we have heavily promoted vaccines and strongly encouraged our employees to get vaccinated. Site vaccination rates remain low, with a few exceptions.

Today, each of our locations is in a county that has been deemed "high" transmission, the highest level, due to Delta. The CDC and others have stated that those who are vaccinated can get COVID and spread it was easily as those who are unvaccinated, however, symptoms are less severe for vaccinated people.

We are scheduled to return to office after Labor Day, assuming that plan remains in place. We likely will require regular testing of unvaccinated people, and 100% masks (again).

Question: If execs stick with returning after Labor Day, are they basically saying that returning to the office is now a higher priority than stopping COVID transmission? Because wouldn't the first move to prevent transmission be to keep people at home who can work from home, to remove risk? Or am I overreacting, and between being vaccinated, and wearing masks, Delta risk is acceptable for all of us to be 6 feet or less away from each other in groups of 20-30 in basically a sealed building? TIA.

Posted: 08/12/2021 at 1:51PM



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Current Thread:
  Your question is based on a completely flawed premise -- Vienna_Hokie 08/12/2021 7:36PM
  Exactly. ** -- Hokie CPA 08/12/2021 7:48PM
  Been going to the office every day since Dec 2020 -- MrBayAreaHokie 08/12/2021 5:37PM
  Facebook? ** -- Hokiehouse7 08/12/2021 7:50PM
  Ha, no, just a little bit smaller than them ** -- North Main Hokie 08/12/2021 7:59PM
  Not true -- WestyHokie 08/12/2021 3:45PM
  Thanks for stopping by ** -- WestyHokie 08/12/2021 3:46PM
  Back at you. 😀 ** -- Hoakie82 08/12/2021 4:00PM
  …shelter in place -- chumley 08/12/2021 3:19PM
  No. I don't think the execs are saying that -- Beerman 08/12/2021 3:09PM
  The reasoning goes ... -- Beerman 08/12/2021 3:55PM
  Good take. Pretty close to how I feel. ** -- RoswellGAHokie 08/12/2021 3:22PM
  I never stopped going to the office. -- Chris Coleman  08/12/2021 3:04PM
  I actually took almost no risk -- WestyHokie 08/12/2021 2:55PM
  Hey, you do you. If you don't feel comfortable -- MADHOKIE 08/12/2021 3:01PM
  What's your thought on schools? -- JoesterVT 08/12/2021 2:57PM
  Unfortunately that is no longer true w/Delta -- JoesterVT 08/12/2021 3:20PM
  Which is the problem ** -- WestyHokie 08/12/2021 3:50PM
  Agree except masks does not equal normal. ** -- Hokiehouse7 08/12/2021 2:58PM
  I just don't see a way out.... -- JoesterVT 08/12/2021 2:53PM
  True; it's an interesting discussion -- WestyHokie 08/12/2021 2:50PM
  I need a clarification... -- vthokieq 08/12/2021 2:26PM
  I hear ya, but two different environments -- WestyHokie 08/12/2021 2:29PM
  Got it. ** -- RoswellGAHokie 08/12/2021 2:32PM
  U cant stop transmission. The bug is gonna bug. ** -- ColoVT82 08/12/2021 2:08PM
  OK, "reduce opportunities for transmission" ** -- WestyHokie 08/12/2021 2:11PM
  We are all going to become infected by SARS COV-2 -- HokieJay 08/12/2021 3:36PM
  Never any hindcasting -- LaneRat 08/12/2021 4:20PM

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