- Nov 20, 2008
- Reaction score
FIFYCorrect - distancing, shielding, masks, ventilation. Permanently Closing schools is an extreme position.
Here's a personal datapoint to consider. Early on in the pandemic, my company had a bunch of cases of Covid. To stop the spread, my company shut down and forced everyone who wasn't directly necessary to on-site operations to telework for several weeks as they got things under control. They instituted mask wearing and personal distancing as mandatory, subject to dismissal/firing. Everyone wears masks onsite. We have had no known on-site transmission since. We have been increasing on-site frequency ever since. We have had off-site cases. Those who get sick due to offsite transmission must take medical time off or use up their vacation. Those who are in contact with others who have Covid must quarantine for two weeks. It's their responsibility, their risk. Our company has stated that if viral spread appears to get out of control amongst the workforce, we will be forced to telework again, and we have made contingency plans to do so if that becomes reality.
Our workforce production rate is estimated to be about 90% of that pre-Covid by analysis of a variety of metrics.
Our rate of Covid amongst our worforce is very far below the national rate.