Forty-two percent of US office workers have said catching COVID-19 as a direct result of being back in contact with colleagues is what worries them the most about returning to offices, a new report has found.
Over a third (39%) of workers said they were most fearful of contracting COVID-19 through contamination of shared office devices and equipment such as computers and keyboards.
The ‘Supporting Your Remote Workforce in 2021 and Beyond’ report, commissioned by Smart Locker Provider Velocity Smart Technology, showed employees have big concerns on returning to the office and what measures will be in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Most surprising, considering some reluctance to mandatory mask wearing in some US states, almost three quarters of US office workers (70%) would welcome mandatory mask wearing to be in force. Much more popular than in the UK, with just over half (52%) supporting this initiative.