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Washington Post encouraging employees to work from home

Washington Post encouraging employees to work from home
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The Washington Post in a Tuesday memo instructed employees to work from home, if possible, in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

“We have decided to begin encouraging (but not mandating) employees to work from home if your role and equipment needs make it practical to do so, starting tomorrow through the end of the month,” publisher Fred Ryan said in the memo, obtained by Washingtonian.

“We intend to continue our operations at full scale even with this change in employee locations. As we get more information from the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] CDC and local officials, we will continue to evaluate this position, and will let you know if further changes are deemed necessary,” he added.

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