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Thousands of white-collar employees have adapted to working from their homes during the pandemic, and remote work will likely be more widely accepted in a new era of office culture.
That reality could accelerate an exodus of urbanites from expensive major cities to more affordable US locales.
People were already leaving the San Francisco Bay Area in droves — the region’s housing supply is low, and housing and living costs are subsequently high.
But many more may begin to opt for living outside of the region, including tech workers that have already been used to remote work in an industry where results are prioritized over mere office attendance.
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When people start returning to work, it will look very different from what we were used to in the “Before Times” prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

Design firms say employers may have to implement one-way hallways to minimize cross-traffic. Workstations may be staggered. You might be a part of an office cohort with a few handfuls of your coworkers. You may only go into the office on days when you have group work, with individual tasks completed at home. There may be single-occupancy bathrooms, and the workday may be shorter to allow cleaning rooms ample time to conduct the kind of rigorous wipe-down needed.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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