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Heading Back to the Office? Ask for Air Filters, Not Bleach

  • Ventilation more important than disinfectants, experts say
  • JPMorgan bringing U.S. workforce back as soon as July
Empty offices in Frankfurt, Germany.
Empty offices in Frankfurt, Germany.Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

As vaccinations speed up and companies look to reopen their offices, workers want something in return: confidence that it’s safe to be there, elbow to elbow with colleagues they’ve encountered only on screens for months.

Employers are touting measures to curtail the risk of infection with Covid-19, but not every action is equally effective, according to experts. Some of the most widely adopted steps may not help much at all.