And this week, the construction of non-essential projects in states and regions like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and the San Francisco Bay Area were allowed to resume operations. The CDC even relaxed restrictions for those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 about going back to work – a move that has been criticized by some. The new guidance will allow asymptomatic people who have been exposed to the virus to go back to work as long they take their temperature twice a day, practice physical distancing, and wear a face mask.
As businesses, administrations, and industries work to restart the economy, we wonder: are these the first signs of a re-burgeoning workforce, or simply false prophecies? Let’s unpack what we know.