How Media Companies Are Deciding Employee Policies in the Age of Coronavirus

'We’re debating serious issues during a global health pandemic. It isn’t a time to fuck around.'

In mid-February, Vox Media’s leadership team began discussing how it would operate should the coronavirus move to the United States. It was March 10 when they made their first call—to encourage people to work from home. The following day, as they watched schools across the nation begin to close, the team took to their communication tools of choice, Slack and Zoom, to carve out what would be the company’s official policy on working from home