The ‘New Normal’ .. ‘New-New Normal’?

One might even say: “Nanu-nanu“.

We know the ‘New Normal’:

At this point, we must recognize “What we are doing is working ..“. Not just to continue, but to double-down on our efforts. We can see “the progress confirms the strategy is working” from NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Once “Testing, Testing, Testing” is widely available, what does the ‘New New Normal’ look like?

Well, until a working vaccine is available AND we verify “The Resolved” aren’t carrying the virus with them, before going out they must (an abbreviated list):

  • Take their temperature when they awaken and again when they get to work.
  • Wear a mask to work.
  • Wear a mask at work, unless in a confirmed private office.
  • Wear a mask to the restroom.
  • Consider keeping the mask on in their confirmed private office.
  • Take their temperature.
  • Don’t congregate with other employees.
  • Wear a mask back to home.
  • Take their temperature when they arrive.
  • Shower.
  • Wash their day clothes.
  • Change into night, ‘home only’ clothes.

Employers must provide better ventilation, improve filtration and manage public facilities, perhaps as far as separate kitchens, restrooms, areas of the building or pathways.

I’m sure the CDC will do a significantly better job than have I.

The limited opening in Wuhan (I’ll talk about this later) may be fueling our irrational exuberance to return to normal .. I hope for expert heads to make these decisions.

Oh .. if ‘The Resolved’ can carry and shed the virus .. will we have a ‘New New New New Normal’?

Stay connected. Stay safe. Stay home.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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