As of this writing, the Mid-Hudson region is commencing its phase two reopening, permitting some workers to return to their offices, with significant rules and limitations. Since New York Pause began, I have attended many webinars and read countless articles on the future of office space in the near and long term. One thing I want to make clear at the outset is that uncertainty rules and that any projections — by myself or any other author — are at best pure guesses of what will happen in the foreseeable future.
Official reopening or not, many people will not feel comfortable returning to their offices due to concerns about being in contact with others and with the many touchpoints in their offices and the common areas of their buildings.
Many large companies in New York City and elsewhere have already announced that they will not reopen before September. Some have said they would not reopen until 2021. Twitter announced that workers may work remotely from now on if they wish, with no requirement to return to their offices ever.Learn More