Saturday, May 16, 2020

IN the News: "must be deliberate and careful to balance economic and public health needs"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Two key strategies to maintaining progress in the fight against COVID-19 as the state begins a gradual process of reviving public activity will be use of masks and, wherever possible, employees working remotely, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday.

During his daily coronavirus press conference -- potentially his last State House appearance before Monday, when a panel plans to file a report outlining a roadmap toward phased reopening -- Baker touted both practices and stressed that the public health threat will require an ongoing vigilant response.

About half of the employees in state government’s executive branch have been working remotely since late March, and Baker said his administration this week extended that policy “for the foreseeable future.”

He praised large employers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield and Raytheon who have collectively permitted about 150,000 workers to fulfill their duties from home, suggesting other fields where remote work is possible should follow their example."
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