Santa Clara County Explores Expansion of Telecommuting Post-COVID 19

On May 5th, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to examine ways to continue to encourage telecommuting after the COVID-19 crisis ends, recognizing the benefits of improved air quality and reduced congestion that the Bay Area has experienced since shelter-in-place policies began and many employees began working from home.

Feds Seek Incentives to Encourage Driving - Employers Should Promote Tele-Commuting Instead

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in its latest guidelines for the re-opening of office buildings, has proposed that employers incentivize single-occupancy driving to reduce the spread of COVID-19-- a recommendation that flies in the face of both climate change policies and recent experiences in transit-rich cities around the world, which have kept infection rates low by promoting widespread mask use on trains and buses, even as transit ridership remains high.