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How Is The Coronavirus Pandemic Impacting Your Work And Social Life?




Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) gives Dutch Minister for Medical Care Bruno Bruins an elbow greeting in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus during the weekly Question Time in the Lower House in The Hague, The Netherlands on March 10, 2020.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) gives Dutch Minister for Medical Care Bruno Bruins an elbow greeting in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus during the weekly Question Time in the Lower House in The Hague, The Netherlands on March 10, 2020.
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Major events postponed. Business meetings and travel plans cancelled. COVID-19 is starting to take hold of the U.S. as the spread of the virus continues to expand. The World Health Organization has deemed the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, which generally means the spread is far and wide and the number of cases is rising. 

Many organizations are encouraging employees to work from home at this time. And those still working alongside others are adjusting their typical mannerisms, opting for elbow bumps instead of handshakes or waves instead of hugs, according to a recent piece from The Atlantic. We want to hear from AirTalk listeners during the program today. How is the coronavirus impacting your everyday social and work life? Are you working from home? Is your child out of school? Are staying away from crowded spaces like grocery stores and event centers? Or maybe you’re a young gun taking advantage of cheap travel at a time when much of the public is drawing the blinds and closing the door, as is explained in a recent NBC News report. Either way we want to hear your stories. Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Ashley Fetters, staff writer for The Atlantic; she’s based in New York and her most recent piece is titled, “When Keeping Your Distance Is the Best Way to Show You Care” ; she tweets @AshleyFetters