Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This topic provides the latest news articles and resources related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Check back here to keep informed.

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Dissecting CDC’s New, Shorter Quarantine Options

In late 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on quarantining: In certain circumstances, individuals potentially exposed to COVID-19 by being in “close contact” with a person who tested positive can take steps to reduce the length of the standard 14-day quarantine period.

Baby, It’s COVID Outside: Tips for Returning After Holidays

It’s just after the holiday season, when the kids came home from college, the Griswolds took vacation, and Santa Claus came to town. But for many, the most wonderful time of the year will have become a cause for concern. With COVID-19 cases on the rise and family gatherings inevitable, you may be worried the […]

COVID-19

3 COVID-19 Lessons to Help Us Prepare for a Better 2021

From the rapid shutdown of the workplace, to the gradual return to the office, to the day-by-day challenges of coping with stress and dealing with guidance updates, COVID-19 has certainly kept me on my toes. Here are some reflections on when the virus became reality, where it has taken us this past year, and how […]

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Who’s Going Back to the Workplace?

Twitter. Google. Facebook. These three tech giants announced during the fairly early days of the pandemic that their employees were likely to retain the option of working from home indefinitely.

Santa’s Workshop Continues to Deal with COVID-19 Protocols

Everyone at Santa’s workshop is busily preparing for the Big Day. The COVID-19 shutdown earlier this year put them behind schedule, and meeting the workshop’s stringent pandemic protocols has been a challenge, but things look good now for meeting their Christmas Eve deadline.

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HR Takes Center Stage During the Pandemic

No event has impacted the economy as abruptly and with such speed as the COVID-19 pandemic, an occurrence that altered the way we live and work virtually overnight. In the span of a mere 8 weeks, unemployment shot from under 4% to nearly 15%.