Health officials in King County (Seattle area) are recommending, among other things:
Workplaces should enact measures that allow people who can work from home to do so.
About 5:00 PM on Wednesday a blog reader told me::
Microsoft just told all employees who can WFH to do so until March 25
My employer said something similar yesterday. My team started WFH the day before that.
I can work from home for almost everything except meetings where someone is likely to be using a real whiteboard (we have virtual whiteboards in some conference rooms).
My first thought was, “Will the VPNs fall over?” So far both my MS contact and I have had not had any problems with our Internet connections to work. I suspect they have self-scaling VPNs.
Barb has been working from home exclusively for years now. It’s a little odd for both of us to be working from home every day. It’s nice but it just feels a little odd to only see each other for such extended periods. I wonder how it will feel after three weeks.
Yesterday I asked Barb if we are going to get “cabin fever” and get irritable or something. She thinks she will be okay as long as she doesn’t feel physically trapped as in being snowed in or something.
We’ll probably will go for walks occasionally. That should help and it should be safe as long as we don’t have contact with other people.