March 2020 hit the world like a deer in headlights. As restrictions and lockdowns took the world by storm, people working in health care and for essential retailers faced the pandemic head on, while others closed their doors and worked from home.
As COVID-19 protocols became part of our lives, businesses adapted to long-term work-from-home models, and many workers realized they could maintain city jobs in rural communities. With tighter wallets, urban demographics shifted as people moved closer to labour and manufacturing jobs. Rural real-estate prices skyrocketed as office workers relocated, impacting long-term renters in small towns. Students left university residences to live at home as classes went online.
From saving money through communal housing to moving across the country to care for loved ones left isolated, there are many reasons for pandemic mobility.
With this in mind, we want to ask:
Have you relocated during the pandemic?
* Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous.
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