Quick Survey Findings: 2021 Return-to-Worksite Plans

The purpose of this survey was to determine due to the COVID-19 pandemic what approaches large employers are taking to reopen worksites and safely return employees back to their work setting.


May 14, 2021

This survey looks specifically at projected return-to-worksite dates, employee prioritization, metrics, screening, personal protective equipment (PPE), worksite reconfiguration, travel and employee flexibility.

Key Takeaways

  • 40% of large employers indicated having 80% or more employees working remotely during most of the pandemic.
  • Large employers are most commonly targeting September 2021 to begin returning employees to worksites. 70% of large employers indicated that plans are moderately, somewhat or slightly firm, suggesting a flexible return plan based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Large employers are following guidance from federal, state and local governmental entities as the top metrics guiding reopening plans, while also citing workplace culture/engagement impacts and school reopenings as the top two other important factors.
  • While a majority of large employers are screening or will screen employees for COVID symptoms upon worksite entry, few are conducting surveillance COVID testing of on-site employees.

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Quick Survey Findings: 2021 Return-to-Worksite Plans

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