1. People are ‘returning’ or ‘going back’ to work and good employers are putting safety measures in place.
In the mix, we're witnessing the division of people into categories: ‘comfortable’, '(ir)rational', 'reluctant', ‘anxious’.
This places a burden on others to say if it's not okay, which can be difficult to do.
I found myself apologizing for being "a bit anxious", buying into the category 🤔
In fact, her question wasn’t a preamble to reassurance or judgement.
She wanted to talk.
It is hard to say if it's not okay.
Putting measures in place doesn't guarantee that people will adhere to them.
We are not talking about 'supporting' someone to overcome a phobia or climb a steep mountain.
The only thing that has changed since March are the #newnorms.
The virus is still being transmitted in our communities.