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Today we highlight a story by Anna Werner of CBS News. She reports on tumult inside Epic Systems, Dane County’s largest private employer, as the medical software company prepares to send its 9,000-plus employees back to its campus during the pandemic.
The company is requiring even workers with high-risk health conditions to return this fall, Werner reports. Epic executives say the company has retrofitted offices to make them safer and that workers will be more productive after returning from remote work.
But internal surveys show hundreds of staff have voiced objections, Werner reports, with one employee writing: “There will be people who die because of Epic’s insistence on people returning to campus.”
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