Without question the company as a whole performed admirably during the depths of the pandemic, but just as clearly coming together in our respective work locations will allow us to be much better. The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone, everywhere. It is time to move forward with our lives.

Executives of G/O Media (which includes the sites Gizmodo, Jezebel, The Onion and others) writing in a letter to employees earlier this month, as reported by Daily Beast in its story, “G/O Media Mandated Staff Return to Office. Many Didn’t Show.” According to the story, the company had mandated staff return to work in person beginning on Monday, Oct. 18, but there has been “an ongoing battle with management over when and how the media company returns to a physical workspace.”