Coronavirus conversations: How do we reopen workplaces safely amid the coronavirus crisis?

May 14, 2020

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Hairdresser Oguz Kutlu gives hair treatment to his customer Elena Kuznetsova, both wearing protective masks, on the first day of the reopening of his hair salon which was closed since March 21 amid the spread of the coronavirus in Istanbul, Turkey, May 11, 2020.

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Governments around the world are looking to start reopening society. But there have been a variety of approaches, and many people want to know: When is it safe to go back to work?

As part of our weekly series taking your questions to the experts, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Joseph Allen from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health on how to make an office environment safe amid the coronavirus crisis. And we're now featuring this discussion as a podcast in The World's feed.

 

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