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Employers are rethinking return-to-office amid delta variant spread and CDC indoor masking guidance

Employers are rethinking return-to-office amid delta variant spread and CDC indoor masking guidance (via @CNBCMakeIt)

7/27/2021 11:53:00 PM

Employers are rethinking return-to-office amid delta variant spread and CDC indoor masking guidance (via CNBCMakeIt)

The uptick in Covid cases, as well as new CDC guidance, could be a blow to employers planning to bring office employees back to the workplace in the fall.

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendedagain in places with "substantial and high" Covid-19 transmission rates.The updated guidance comes at time when Covid cases arerising again in all 50 statesdue to the highly contagious delta variant, and is a reversal of the CDC's May relaxation of indoor masking guidelines for the fully vaccinated.

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The uptick in Covid numbers, as well as new CDC guidance, could be a blow to employers planning to bring their office employees back to worksites in the fall.Kate Lister, president of the employer research firm, says she's been having conversations with clients for weeks about whether to delay their return-to-office dates.

She tellsCNBC Make Itthat "there's no magic" in organizations setting their return for after Labor Day. "It's just a date."With the rise in daily infections, drop-off in vaccination rates and concerns of the virus's spread in the fall, "this is not the time to rush things," Lister says. "Just because the memo already went out doesn't mean the date cannot change. If we have learned anything from this pandemic, it's that we need to be more agile in our thinking." headtopics.com

Some mask up earlier, return to workplaces laterImportantly, the CDC's guidance is only a recommendation. States and local officials can decide whether to reintroduce mask rules for certain people.For example, prior to the CDC's Tuesday announcement, several counties across California and Nevada already

reimposed mask rulesfor residents in public indoor settings whether they are vaccinated or not.Worksites and places of businesses can set their own standard for employees and customers, too. The CDC also recommended Tuesday that all students, teachers and staff at K-12 schools wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status.

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