We wanted to share that our human resources team, including Heather, who minored in biology at Vassar, is closely monitoring the emergence of coronavirus around the world by watching cable news and following the World Health Organization (the “WHO”), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”) on Tik-Tok, which is a company based in China, which is where the outbreak started.
The health and safety of our employees is our absolute top priority, as evidenced by our “no mayonnaise-based dishes at outdoor summer events,” policy that we will be instituting next year after the events of the otherwise successful and fun-filled Coral Park Cookout and Luau that Heather organized for us last year.
Please find below, guidance regarding disease prevention and hygiene. Gentle reminder that these recommendations are subject to change as the situation is ongoing and that you should wash or sanitize your hands every time you touch your computer’s mouse or keyboard because, when the office is dark and empty at night, rodents and bugs defecate all of the equipment as they eat the crumbs of lunch that you all leave behind (thanks for that, Heather!).
The following tips and safety pointers are from the World Health Organization as of February 27, 2020.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
Wash your hands once per hour, for as long as it takes to repeat this simple poem three times in your head:
Maintain social distancing:
Don’t shake hands with people:
Stop eating at your desks like animals:
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth:
Practice respiratory hygiene:
Stay home if you feel unwell:
The following travel notices are in effect as of February 27, 2020.
Any employee who has recently touched Steve should not come into the office and should be quarantined for 14 days.
Answers to the following questions have been provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of February 27, 2020.
“It struck me very deep this afternoon going with a hackney coach from my Lord Treasurer’s down Holborne, the coachman I found to drive easily and easily, at last stood still, and came down hardly able to stand, and told me that he was suddenly stuck very sick, and almost blind, he could not see. So I ‘light and went into another coach with a sad heart for the poor man and trouble for myself lest he should have been struck with the plague, being at the end of town that I took him up; But God have mercy upon us all!” —- Samuel Pepys
A: Email attachments. We’ve been over this, people.
A: Yes, stay away from Steve.
A: Heather will let you know.