Physical Distancing is Not a Guarantee ☣ SARS-Cov-2:

Physical Distancing is Not a Guarantee ☣ SARS-Cov-2:

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WHO & CDC recommendations for physical distancing A/K/A social distancing do not fully protect bystanders from a sneezing person who carries a viral infection, presumably including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Stay home!

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JAMA Insights
March 26, 2020
Turbulent Gas Clouds and Respiratory Pathogen Emissions
Potential Implications for Reducing Transmission of COVID-19

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Good luck, get plenty of sleep, & WASH YOUR HANDS!

Get more SARS-CoV-2 info for your business on this blog by clicking here.

 

COVID Sufferers Are Not Like Me…I Hope!

COVID Sufferers Are Not Like Me…I Hope!

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You are NOT different.

You CAN make a difference.

To be human is to wonder, “Why?” We are addicted to cause and effect, to explanations and understanding, to discovering sequences of events, to bolstering our illusions of control.

    • Control of our thoughts.
    • Control of our bodies.
    • Control of our diseases.

For as long as I can remember, everyone greeted news of (more…)

☣SARS-Cov-2: HR Best Practices & Tips for a Pandemic

☣SARS-Cov-2: HR Best Practices & Tips for a Pandemic

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I recommend this excellent, free webinar, Would Your Business Survive a Coronavirus Outbreak? Watch and listen to the 47-minute video by clicking here. Yes, it has 1.5 and double speed options. A condensed PDF of her slides is here:  http://tiny.cc/HR4VIRUS No fee, no registration.

One key slide is:

COVID-19 Webinar HR Right Now slide

One key takeaway: Check to see if (more…)

☣COVID-19 Safety Posters

COVID-19: Don’t Panic & Don’t Be Passive ☣ Prepare Your Business Now

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What you need most right now and for the coming weeks isn’t alcohol wipes or N-95 masks. It is reliable information. The difficulties of obtaining it are examined thoroughly and frightfully here, in a broadcast from WNYC, On the Media | Covering a Pandemic: Epidemic Voyeurs No More

My top 3 recommendations.

#1: Rely on information directly from scientists and medical specialists.
Here are reliable sources:

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#2: Get Ready NOW! (more…)

☣COVID-19 Safety Posters

Coronavirus COVID-19: Protect Yourself & Others

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Basic Protective Measures

  • Maintain 6 feet or more of Physical Distance. Stay Socially Close.
  • Wear a mask near others. Two is better than one.
  • Avoid touching your face: eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are tired, nauseated, feverish, or coughing.
  • Cover every cough or sneeze with clean tissue or sleeve.
  • Clean knobs, handles, & switches daily.
  • Wash hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Do not share towels. Label your own. Wash it every other day.
  • Replace shared towels with disposables.
  • Use only hand sanitizers with 60% or more alcohol.

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☣ Coronavirus is coming to us. Is your business ready?

☣ Coronavirus is coming to us. Is your business ready?

Tony wearing Face Mask RespiratorA global pandemic now seems inevitable.
Get ready!

You’ve no doubt heard the advice about handwashing and avoiding crowds in confined spaces: concerts, aircraft, conferences. I’d add, “Do everything you can –STARTING RIGHT NOW– to stay healthy and strong: adequate sleep, regular exercise, and good food (including weight control).”

 

Here’s one you may not have thought of:

The U.S. CDC recommends getting a flu vaccination.

The CDC has detailed guidelines for employers here:

 

In particular, I’d suggest:

  • Have a clear and well-communicated policy for various epidemic scenarios.
    • Step One: How will employees know whether to stay home?
    • How will you communicate your status to clients and vendors?
      How will they communicate their status to your business?
      For example, what if your cleaning service abandons you?
  • Implement “Work from Home” technology and policies. This should include:
    • A staggered schedule of “dry run” tests by every single employee who might need to work from home.
    • Plan and prepare projects that can be postponed until people are at home, so they have things to do in case their regular duties are exhausted or rendered unnecessary under the circumstances.
  • Make sure you have all essential positions filled. You don’t want to lose people to illness when you are already short-staffed.
  • Stock up now, before the rush, on hand sanitizers and face masks, including wipes for conference tables, telephone handsets, doorknobs, coffee machines, keyboards, etc.

Any other ideas?
Add yours to the comments below.

Parasitic Strategies & How to Manage Ourselves

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Enjoy this free sample of my novel, Crimes of Cunning.

In Chapter 15, Who Has the Helm, the main character learns about the childish tactics that persist into adulthood and sometimes take control of our actions. His wife also shares the counterintuitive response that takes away their power over us.

Click here to download the free .pdf. No registration, no pitch, just a gift. Read it and reap.

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