Farewell protocol. The pandemic has ruined the college drop-off. That emotional ritual in which parents leave their child on campus — is the latest Covid-19 casualty. What had morphed into an all-day affair for families in recent times will be a mostly students-only process this year. — The Wall Street Journal
Mon Jul 6 Virtual FinHub P2Ps all week. | Tue Jul 7 Fed holds crisis management PIM. | Wed Jul 8 WEF trade forum in Cologny. | Thu Jul 9 EU finmins vote on next Eurogroup prez. | Fri Jul 10 Trilateral Commission meets virtually. Governments are gradually easing Covid-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions to revive economic growth, while attempting to control any resurgence. It’s been six months since the World Health Organization became aware of the novel coronavirus, and the “worst is yet to come,” World Trade Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing in Geneva last week. In Texas, where cases are rising at a rapid rate, Republican Governor Greg Abbott has called a halt to business reopenings and ordered bars and taverns closed.
What #backtowork could look like. Follow Kat, a fictional U.S. office worker, for a glimpse of what your office might look like when you return. The office features thermal testing and Bluetooth sensors that let businesses know how much time employees spend six feet apart from their colleagues. ‘Kat’ Returns to the Office. Her Employer Is Watching Her Closely. — The Wall Street Journal
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