Should I worry about COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

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It is normal to worry. Due to new testing requirements, you will see an uptick in confirmed cases, so things may feel more panicky–even though it is only the testing requirements that have changed. Channel this knowledge into using protective measures to help prevent the spread of the virus. The technology is here to help you protect yourself and your community.

1. Work remotely if possible. Stay home as much as you can.

The best way to optimize a remote working situation is by outfitting a work laptop with your company’s software and connecting to a cloud environment. This way, you can share documents, host and participate in online meetings, and maintain contact with your company at the speed of chat and online messaging. Tune in to our TechHouse Teams at Two meetings to learn about working remotely: 3/10; 3/11; 3/12; 3/13

2. Scan and share documents with your mobile device.

Stop sharing and scanning physical documents as much as possible. Use your mobile device to scan documents, and use SharePoint, Outlook, or OneDrive to share.

3. Meet online, not onsite.

Heed national travel warnings and limit travel to essential-only work. Make use of teleconferences, live events on Teams, Webinars, and other alternatives to face-to-face meetings.

4. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water.

Washing your hands with soap and water kills the virus. Make liberal use of hand sanitizers, as alcohol (the main ingredient in hand sanitizer) kills the virus as well.

5. Know who’s affected, and then protect them.

Elderly people, those with respiratory issues, and individuals who must go into work are at particular risk for severe ramifications. Protect these high-risk groups by following all the advice above and helping delay or even stop the spread of the virus.

At TechHouse, we are putting into action all of the above to help protect you and your customers. Our foremost priority is your health.