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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 05:02 AM

Charlotte employers push back their return to offices amid resurgent pandemic

The office towers of uptown Charlotte stand mostly empty. Until at least 2021, thatís not likely to change.

The coronavirus has pushed thousands of office workers into their spare rooms, kitchens and, if theyíre lucky, home offices. At first, businesses scrambled madly to adapt to this reality with work-from-home setups, teleconferencing licenses and new cleaning regimens.

But now, with the COVID-19 pandemic expected to stretch well into next year, itís beginning to make some companies reassess how long they might be working remotely ó and whether they should change the way they do business.

As of Nov. 17, Mecklenburg County had reported 38,733 COVID-19 cases. More than 420 residents have died due to the disease since March, according to the county health department. Cases in the Charlotte area that had been relatively stable for much of early fall began to steadily rise in October and November.

Read more: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article247241594.html

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