Several employees for a variety of reasons, think the risk of returning to work is to great for them at the moment. The store, for now have respected that and they continue to be furloughed. How long that will continue in the future is unclear.no, she wasnt wearing a mask.
i like your daughters store policy: wear them if you want. anyone is free to self-quarantine if theyre scared.
Isolation for “at risk” groups will be lifted at the beginning of August and those people will just be subject to the same social distancing rules as everyone else after that - if transmission rates remain low. I imagine furlough may be phased out at that point and employees will be faced to make a choice, as long as their companies can maintain social distancing guidance.
My husband has been told not to expect to return to work until after Christmas. Their building cannot accommodate all of its employees under social distancing rules. He isn’t on furlough though. He is working from home and will continue to do so.