Human resources offices brace for impact return to in-person work will have on mental health

COVID pandemic was traumatizing for many

How workers across the country will deal with mental health issues after returning to office

Human resources offices are preparing for the potential impact the return to in-person work could have on the mental health of employees.

Many people experienced trauma throughout and because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That means mental health and what’s considered mental health issues are changing as employers deal with the anxiety of operating in a post-COVID workplace.

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COVID has changed the way many people see the world and how they see themselves in the world. It’s changing the definition of mental health for work environments.

Employee assistance programs are already reporting a boon in contact as workers prepare to return to the physical workplace.

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Michigan lifts more COVID restrictions today: What’s changing

Michigan is relaxing more COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, the first of two big dates for lifting remaining limits on businesses.

Today, June 1, all outdoor capacity limits will be lifted, including for concert venues, stadiums and any other outdoor events. That means Comerica Park, for instance, can open up all seats.

For restaurants and bars, June 1 means the curfew rule, which required them to close at 11 p.m., is officially lifted. Restaurants and bars can remain open past 11 p.m., and can function within normal hours.

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About the Authors:

Paula Tutman is an Emmy award-winning journalist who came to Local 4 in 1992. She's a Peace Corps alum who spent her early childhood living in Sierra Leone, West Africa and Tanzania and East Africa.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.