How To Protect Your Employees Working From Home Alone During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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With the COVID-19 virus spreading across the entire globe, more of your team members are going to have to work at home and in many cases, alone. But because you’re not sharing an office with these workers, it doesn’t mean that you can’t protect your team:

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The Importance of Self-Care When Social Distancing and Working From Home

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When working from home, the line between your personal and professional life can become increasingly blurred, which can make it difficult to “turn off” and relax. To maintain your emotional and physical well-being while practicing social distancing, here are some tips to keep your two worlds balanced. 

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Increase Productivity While Working From Home Office

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Due to the spread of COVID-19 throughout the country, most Canadian employers have implemented mandatory work-from-home policies. This standard is widely spreading, making working from home the new norm. A novel concept to many industries, one of the first steps to making the transition to setup a productive work-from-home office. 

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Working From Home Tips During the Coronavirus from SafetyLine Lone Worker

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in British Columbia, Canada

On March 16, 2020, the provincial health officer of British Columbia, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced aggressive measures in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, a growing number of business across British Columbia and the country of Canada are opting for working from home to help control the spread of the virus. Dr. Henry also said there were three deaths in BC (from an outbreak at a care home in North Vancouver), bringing the total number of nationwide deaths from the coronavirus to four. More alarmingly, Canada’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Theresa Tam said the total number of novel coronavirus cases in Canada stands at 407, up from 324 reported earlier in the day. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada is closing its borders until further notice to most national with the exception of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to return home.  The Prime Minister said that the country would be taking “increasingly aggressive steps” to keep everyone safe.   

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Work From Home Safely during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Keeping COVID-19 Out of Your Workplace  

As of March 11, COVID-19 coronavirus has infected more than 120,000 people globally and killed close to 5,000. This morning, the World Health Organization declared the rapidly spreading virus as a pandemic, which, according to their site, is a “worldwide spread of a new disease.”   

While only microscopic in size, this virus can leave you bed-ridden with symptoms including coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. But if it gets worse, it can lead to viral pneumonia and Continue Reading…