The COVID-19 pandemic caught the world by surprise, including the business world. Millions of Americans were given relatively short notice from employers that their physical offices would be closing temporarily in the wake of the pandemic. What many thought would be a short stint at home of maybe a couple of weeks has turned into almost a year of remote work.
Many companies are likely to continue operating remotely until at least summer 2021. Some companies are considering, or have already announced, permanent transitions to remote work.