The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to work from home. Employers and employees alike have had to embrace the idea and make it work. For some companies, the temporary work-from-home situation will become permanent.
That will be the case for the Mayerthorpe Freelancer. Since March, when most of the country closed down to help stop the spread of COVID-19, employees of the Mayerthorpe Freelancer have been working from home.
Even when businesses were allowed to open, the Freelancer’s staff did not return to the office,at 4732-50 Avenue in Whitecourt. The comforts and work stations at home were already set up. Spending the last nine months working effectively from home, proved a physical office building isn’t needed in order to operate effectively.
This year, with the pandemic and struggling economy, many community newspapers in Canada closed their doors permanently and stopped production.