There are few worse spots to be during a historic pandemic than a bustling workplace. They’re rife with shared door handles, shared bathrooms, shared fridges, shared desks, shared elevators, shared coffee, shared scissors, and inevitably, shared microbes.
Right now, many employers aren’t nearly prepared to tell workers in the U.S. to return to work and office spaces. To avoid infection, “the only tools you’ve got in your toolbox are the simple but hard-to-sustain public health tools like testing, contact tracing, and social distancing,” explained Michael Gusmano, a health policy expert at the Rutgers School of Public Health. To read the full story.