Coronavirus and Telework Impact in the US
The global Coronavirus crisis has led to an exponential growth in Telecommuting or working from home. In the United States (US), Covid-19 led state and local governments to implement a “stay home policy” forcing many nonessential businesses to close their doors and send their employees to their residences.
It was calculated that in the month of April, more than 95% of the country was under orders to stay home and not go out, only for essential things, such as: going to the doctor, buying food, among others; something unprecedented in the history of the country.
Although they have already started to open certain businesses in some parts of the US, many companies in big cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, will continue to be closed until at least the months of June, July and August. The reopening of the economy will be gradual and will take months to start boosting. It will be a little difficult to return to the normality that we lived long before the Coronavirus.
Analysts say Teleworking in the US is here to stay, even if the virus decreases or disappears, many companies will continue to implement the policy of working from home.
Reports from US government health sources warn that the virus may return in late 2020 or 2021. This will require companies to be better prepared for a second wave of a pandemic, as many companies were taken by surprise by the Covid-19.
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