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Wisconsin Businesses Step Back From In-Office Work Plans As COVID-19 Delta Variant Spikes

Quoted: Steve Deller, an applied economics professor with University of Wisconsin-Madison, said for some businesses, not leasing office spaces has allowed them to bring down operating costs.

“I think three things are happening: a lot of businesses are embracing telecommuting as an alternative to maintaining office spaces; businesses are allowing greater flexibility for some of their workers to continue to telecommute; and finally, some workers are still uncomfortable returning to the office,” Deller said in an email.

But Deller said it’s “too soon to tell” whether shifts to remote work will continue in the long term.