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For Remote Workers, the Sick Day Is Over

For Remote Workers, the Sick Day Is Over
Copyright  Yasara Gunawardena for The Wall Street Journal
By Dow Jones & Company

It’s been said that remote schooling effectively killed the snow day. For Americans working from home, the latest coronavirus variant has meant the end of the sick day.

Omicron has stricken millions and left businesses unable to operate fully as sickened or exposed workers isolate at home. For those already working from home, though, the variant’s milder symptoms and changing standards about what severity of illness merits a sick day mean that many Covid-infected workers are powering through, muting themselves on Zoom to cough, sneeze or blow their noses as they muddle through the day.

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