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The home front: Virus stalks nurses after they leave work

FULLERTON, Calif. — There’s red tape running along the floor of the coronavirus unit at St. Jude’s Medical Center.

It’s a clear line of demarcation. On one side, the cold zone, where only a surgical mask, scrubs and shoe coverings are necessary. On the other, the warm zone, where the gloves come on. And the N95 mask. And the gown. And the hairnet. And the face shield.

Another step through glass doors and it’s into the hot zone, where coughing patients in green-patterned gowns await.

It’s outside this unit, in an area not marked by red tape or glass doors,

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Permanent Work From Home Is Coming. Businesses, Workers See Benefits : NPR

After three months of much of the country working from home, many employers and their workers now say the benefits of remote work — cost savings and a more relaxed atmosphere — outweigh the drawbacks.
After three months of much of the country working from home, many employers and their workers now say the benefits of remote work — cost savings and a more relaxed atmosphere — outweigh the drawbacks.

Indefinite. Or even permanent. These are words companies are using about their employees working from home.

It’s three months into a huge, unplanned social experiment that suddenly transported the white-collar workplace from cubicles and offices to kitchens and spare bedrooms. And many employers now say the benefits of remote work outweigh the drawbacks.

Tech companies Twitter and Facebook captured headlines with announcements about permanent work from home. But the news from a 94-year-old company based in the heartland — Columbus, Ohio — may have been even more significant. Nationwide Insurance is shutting five regional offices since remote work has

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work from home news: Work-from-home exemption for IT & ITeS industry extended till December 31, 2020

NEW DELHI: The department of telecom has extended the exemption given to the IT & ITeS industry to work from home till December this year. The exemption was going to expire at the end of July.

“In view of the ongoing concerns due to Covid-19, the department has decided to further extend these relaxations upto Decmeber 31, 2020…”

The industry has cheered the move.

“Thank you to the government for their tremendous support on the new ways of working from day 1. This has helped tremendously in further elevating our standing and responsiveness globally,” tweeted Rishad Premji, chairman of Wipro.

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