Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the office: A software company and its return-to-the-campus plans

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Epic employee survey story

Many employers around the country are grappling with how to get workers back to the office safely in the pandemic. We teamed up with our partner Anna Werner, chief consumer investigative correspondent for CBS This Morning, to do a story about Epic Systems, a health care software company, that faced a firestorm of objections from hundreds of employees to its plan to put thousands of workers back together on its office campus. The first piece ran on Aug. 4. A few days later, after a firestorm of criticism, the regional health department issued a letter to Epic saying it was not complying with health officials’ recommendations, and Epic announced in an email to employees that it would not require them to return to the campus. This piece on the decision ran Aug. 10.