Lisa Davis: Back to the office

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Jun. 6—After more than a year of working remotely from home, I went back to the office this week. It was finally time to address my most pressing concern: Did I wash out my coffee cup before I left?

It felt very weird to be in an indoor space without a mask. I thought about keeping my mask on, but that was before I spotted the package of Oreos that someone had brought to the office.

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