Standard Coronavirus Company Policy
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Collaborate to #EndCoronavirus together.
- Take Action.
- Show How You Protect Yourself and Others
- Share Via Social Media And Use Hashtag #EndCoronavirus
- While the overall risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to our employees remains low / medium /high, it is increasing and we strongly encourage you to prepare for the next phase of this crisis, which will likely involve both community transmission and state/local government actions, such as school closures or movement restrictions.
- We emphasize to read and act on our Day-to-Day Response principles,
in particular good hygiene practices across the office.
- Business travel is now restricted to essential travel only. We strongly encourage you to minimize personal travel. Travel to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, and South Korea remains completely restricted.
- Contact us at…. If you have any questions or important information to share.
- We encourage you to take action to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and share your activities on social media with the hashtag #EndCoronavirus.
Coronavirus can only be stopped in a collaborative effort.
Everybody can show others what they can do as well.
Status – This is what we know
The Coronavirus outbreak has caused immense global impact as the virus spreads internationally. The World Health Organisation has declared this outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
The Virus is known to spread from human-to-human, with initial spreaders not having symptoms of pneumonia or fever. This presents a large problem with the containment of the virus, as spreaders can unknowingly infect others in close proximity. The virus is 96% similar to Bat Coronavirus and also 79.5% similar to SARS-CoV (2003) and in the same family as MERS-CoV.
This interactive map by the CSSE at Johns Hopkins University marks the locations of all the known cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It tracks new cases reported by the WHO, CDC, NHC and Dingxiangyuan.
Action – This is what we do
Our company is continuing to closely monitor the situation and is following the recommendations and guidelines as set by the authorities. Please watch out for news and cases in your region. Given the continued spread of COVID-19, we feel that it is important to prepare and take action.
Our company has 3 guiding principles as we continue to move forward:
- Keep our company employees safe
- Continue to serve our customers with highest standards
- Do our part to slow community spread of the virus where there appear to be outbreaks, so that the most vulnerable people are able to get the care they need
- We emphasize good hygiene practices across the office. All employees are required to buy and share Hand sanitizers and use it frequently! Also, clean your smartphones with sanitizer every day!!
- All employees are required to be seen by a doctor if they have been off sick with fever prior to returning to the office. A fever is considered to be a temperature of 38.0 C (100.4 F).
- Travel to China, HK, Japan, Italy, Iran, South Korea is restricted. Please inform us if you had been in any of these countries in the past 4 weeks or if any travel is planned.
If you have questions or important information, please contact us at EMAIL / SLACK / PHONE at any time.
Benchmarking: List of other companies who published Coronavirus guidelines
- Coinbase planning and response to COVID-2019
- LCX Coronavirus Guidelines
Links & References
- Wikipedia Coronavirus COVID-19 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronavirus_disease_2019
- World Health Organisation (WHO https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
- WHO: Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 (PDF)
- WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public
- Interactive map by the CSSE at Johns Hopkins University https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
- Harvard Business Review: Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis https://hbr.org/2020/02/lead-your-business-through-the-coronavirus-crisis
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), February 2020 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html
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Other documents we’ve prepared:
“Self Quarantine” Guidelines:
- Blog Post “Self Quarantine”: https://endcoronavirus.net/self-quarantine-guidelines/
- Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mrLkfmRGOJXHAseujays-m3wIDKXZoOCqs95pLzinIc/edit?usp=sharing