I have heard more people suggest the idea of letting people return to work if/when they produce documentation they have had the disease. It does start the economy moving, let us call this low gear. What do we do with everyone else? For example, how long might your employer wait on you before permanently filling your job? Might that create an incentive to say, "give me 21 days boss, I will bring you that document". Which seems like a strange incentive. On the other hand, there probably are not many choices until we get a vaccine. I know a lot of people who retired early during 2008's recession because by the time 2010-11 came around, finding work as a 61 year old was very difficult. As a 60 year old in IT, I sort of envision this happening. There is the old baseball idea that you cannot lose your starting position due to injury. But we know that happens all the time.