Working from home is a perk for some people, “but not when you live in a small apartment, you have no desk, your roommate’s workspace is a tiny kitchen table and he’s on the phone all day,” says JT, an analyst who works in Chelsea.

This is not a problem the 27-year-old Midtown resident would normally have, but his employer, whom he has asked us not to name, has ordered him to work from home for the next few weeks for fear that he might have been exposed to the coronavirus.

“It’s a precaution,” JT says, noting that he had recently been to the UK on business, where they have shut down one of the offices he had visited “just in case.” None of the employees at that location has tested positive for coronavirus, according to JT.

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