The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added another risk factor that makes people more likely to be infected with the coronary virus.
In its weekly report published on Thursday, the CDC said a recent study found that people who test positive for the virus are probably working in an office rather than in their home. According to the study, employed individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 were twice as likely to physically go to work.
According to Eat It, Not That !, the authors of this study pointed to the health benefits of telecommunications and encouraged employers to provide that option.
“Allowing and encouraging the option of working from home or telework is an important consideration to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission,” he wrote in his report.
Surveys show that the majority of Americans are happy to work from home and hope that this may be the new normal after the epidemic. A survey conducted by FlexJobs in late August found that 48% of employees with flexible work options were satisfied with achieving a balance between work and housewife. A full 66%, or two-thirds, said they would prefer to continue working remotely even after the epidemic.
In an IBM poll conducted in May and early June, 81% of respondents wanted to continue working remotely for at least some time and 61% said they would like it to be their primary way of working.
These figures show American workers preferring to work from home and this satisfaction has prompted companies to continue remote employment indefinitely. According to a survey conducted by KPMG, 8 out of 10 Americans who transition from an office to work remotely said that their teams adapted well and 7 out of 10 said they Actually cooperating better.
“We have proven that we can be very effective and productive in a virtual work environment,” said Paul Knop, CEO of KPMG. The survey suggested that even though a vaccine was to be approved tomorrow, the shift towards virtual workspace and digital transformation is here to stay. “It’s a long-term trend. It’s here to stay,” Knopf confirmed. According to Eat, Not That, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon have extended their work-at-home options to 2021!
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