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Re: Do you think... Nancy/Rich
Obviously those who need to ride the subway as it exists would be putting themselves at risk. I don't think rules that apply to NYC and suburbs are the criteria for the rest of the country. The MTA has put in new criteria in buses to encourage distance between passengers according to someone I know who has to ride them. There are no passengers allowed close to the driver. Entrance and exit by the rear doors only. I'm not sure how fares are collected but it could be that you must have a prepaid MTA card to flash. Other than those who provide cleaning and maintenance, the majority of people work in companies where their responsibilities can be carried out online. Where physical presence is necessary, employees can stagger days and hours. Restaurants can provide delivery or curb transactions. Not optimum solutions but moving. My granddaughter is a school Speech Therapist. Even though schools are closed, she conducts sessions online. In my immediate family, everyone is working through these means except my son-in-law, a furniture salesman and grandson, a high rise construction inspector.
I suspect that even when the threat is over, a lot of companies will find that these emergency measures of employees working from home, video conferencing etc. works well for them and they can save money with less space. I did it myself successfully and with increased productivity for the last two years I was employed. I showed my face in the office one day a week and that was more for show than necessity.