In our recent survey, in which we polled more than 560 wood professionals about the COVID-19 pandemic, 31.3 percent of respondents said they have ordered some staff to work remotely.
52.8 percent of respondents reported having changed work procedures. Of those, 41.6 percent have curtailed business travel. More than a third (34.3 percent) have reduced their work hours, and 32.4 percent have reduced or curtailed public hours.
About half the reporting businesses (50.4 percent) say they have limited face-to-face contact when dealing with outside business people, clients and the public. Nearly as many (49.1 percent) report ordering no face-to-face contact and using only phone and email for communication. A full shutdown of communications was ordered by 7.1 percent of respondents, but that contrasts with 5.5 percent who said they are making no change in communication at all.
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