The emergence of the delta variant and its branching consequences has only furthered the pandemic’s uncertainty and has led midsize firms to grapple with novel issues that have no easy answers—vaccine mandates, return-to-office delays and remote training. How are firms around the country dealing with these new and continuing obstacles?

The first question: Should midsize firms push back their return date in light of the Delta variant? Several firms including Sullivan & Worcester, Sanford Heisler Sharp and Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers have opted to delay their returns. Others, such as Conrad O’Brien, are watching the pandemic numbers closely.