With the summer in full swing, several midsize law firms are eyeing September as the time to bring their people back into the office, barring any setbacks in progress the U.S. has made in containing the spread of COVID-19. Firm leaders say the next two months should give their employees enough time to transition back to office work, although the Delta variant leaves many unknowns hanging in the air.

Over the last few weeks, I have been covering how midsize law firms are planning to structure their office reopening. Firm leaders have told me that upward of 90% of their employees have been inoculated against the virus, with a few citing religious or medical reasons as the cause for any resistance among their workforce.