Before the pandemic, people went off to work and left their cats alone at home. Now that many people are working from home, many cats are getting upset to this disruption to their routine, especially when they had the whole place to themselves.
Apparently cats don’t like change so they can get stressed out by a change in their routine. Once cats get used to you being around, they’ll likely stress out again if you go back to working in an office again. That essentially means that whatever you do, your cat won’t be happy, which is pretty much the definition of owning a cat.