“In these crazy, challenging, uncertain times we have to pivot and adjust to the new normal.” I introduced a previous No Jitter article with this sentence to make fun of the repetitive words and expressions we’ve been hearing since the start of the COVID pandemic. The COVID crisis has created or elevated several terms that are now part of our everyday vernacular.
Updated 5/29/2020 with Twilio (two entries)
Updated 5/19/2020 with Clarity Wave
As a response to the coronavirus or COVID-19, the “new normal” is remote work, or work from home (WFH). With recommendations to enforce “social distancing,” many organizations are telling employees to work from home, while schools and universities are closing their doors and turning to videoconferencing or distance learning.
Will their video meetings come along?
Regardless of where we are located, everyone is hoping for a return to some level of normalcy. After weeks of shelter in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, entire countries are ready to get back to normal. Clearly, before we can return to many offices, there will need to be considerations of safety in those spaces.
The pictures of people not practicing social distancing are disturbing. In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, one would hope some version the old saying, “The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins,” (attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., John Stuart Mill, Abraham Lincoln and others) would apply now more than ever. In short, liberty for health, keeping civil order and a myriad of other reasons has boundaries.