Every day, COVID-related guidelines are becoming looser on a state-by-state basis, and in some cases, this means offices are opening back up. If you’re one of the many individuals who work better from an office rather than a couch, you may be considering a return to work sooner than you originally anticipated.

If you do decide to head back out into public to complete your day-to-day tasks, here are a few things you should keep in mind:

Masks Are Still Essential

Just because your office is reopening doesn’t mean you can forgo wearing a mask. Remember: your office is not your home. If you work on a floor with other people around you, you’ll probably need to wear a mask. The CDC has not wavered in its insistence on people covering their faces during the outbreak, so companies are almost certainly going to enforce this rule when offices re-open. Keep this in mind before deciding it’s time to return.

Temperature Tests Are More Common than Ever

Recently, many companies started running temperature tests on people entering their building to ensure they are not running a fever. While this is not a foolproof way to detect if someone has COVID, especially in these hotter months, it is yet another way businesses are trying to keep the public safe. If your company decides to run temperature tests, don’t resist! And don’t fight them on the results if you fail, either, even if your “fever” was caused by the heat. Everyone’s safety should be our number-one priority – no matter what.

The Virus is Spiking

If you thought the virus was going away for good, you may be shocked to hear that Tuesday, June 30 resulted in one of the biggest spikes we’ve yet seen during this pandemic. It’s difficult to say exactly why the virus spiked, especially since this is one of the hottest times of the year (and some scientists believed this would kill the virus). Whatever the reason may be, make no mistake: COVID-19 is still a part of our lives, and it’s presence is once again intensifying. If you plan on going back to work in-person, take extra care to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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