In addition to physical health challenges that we are seeing as a result of COVID-19, we need to be concerned about our mental health as well.
Dr. Shauna Springer is a graduate of Harvard University, is a licensed psychologist and is one of the world's leading experts on PTSD, trauma, moral injury and close relationships. Her work has been featured on NBC, CBS Radio, Forbes, NPR, the Washington Post, and Military Times. She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and has partnered with the Stella Center to advance innovations in treatment for emotional trauma.
She has posted a video to YouTube discussing the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and shares actionable ideas for coping with emotional stress related to managing our state of mind during this global health emergency.View Video
As provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency:
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) executes the Secretary of Homeland Security’s authorities to secure critical infrastructure. Consistent with these authorities, CISA has developed, in collaboration with other federal agencies, State and local governments, and the private sector, an “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce” advisory list.Read Full Memo
Thank you to Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.'s Director of Safety and Health, Curt Moore, for providing a comprehensive list of resources on the COVID-19 Pandemic. There are many resources available to continue to track the frightening COVID-19 statistics.
Today, EPA and CDC released updated guidance to help facility operators and families properly clean and disinfect spaces. Developed in concert with the White House, the guidance provides step-by-step instructions for public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and homes, and falls in line with the Opening Up America Again plan.
EPA has compiled a list of disinfectant products, including ready-to-use sprays, concentrates, and wipes, that can be used against COVID-19, along with recommendations that you follow the product label instructions and safety information including leaving the product on the surface long enough to kill germs, rinsing off the product to avoid ingesting it, and putting the product out of reach of children right away.
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Statewide efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus have raised a number of questions and concerns throughout our local communities.
A new website has been established to provide guidance for Pennsylvania families, businesses and schools as the situation develops.Read More »
Fisher Phillips is continuing to look beyond the curve and support businesses as they prepare to return to work. In addition to the FAQs (https://www.fisherphillips.com/post-pandemic-faqs) sent previously, we have developed a helpful checklist for employers to use while designing re-opening plans (pdf attached).
In addition, be sure to check the FP Events page at https://www.fisherphillips.com/newsroom-events for many informational, complimentary webinars to also assist in planning.View Checklist
UPDATE - POSTED ON APRIL 3, 2020: On April 1, Fisher Phillips law firm presented a webinar on the CARES Act. As a followup, they offer the following information. Bank of America issued a statement that it has already received roughly 10,000 applications for federally backed Paycheck Protection Program small business loans within the first hour of starting to accept them. Bank of America is also not lending to businesses that don’t have an existing credit relationship with the bank before February 15, 2020. Other major lenders have not started accepting applications and the questions is whether such lenders will accept applications at all. PNC Bank indicated that it will accept applications from prospective businesses but does not have a live online portal to do so as of 12:30 EDT on Friday, April 3, 2020. If you have not yet done so, we encourage you to contact your financial institutions to discuss the availability to apply. Thanks to Patrick Dennison of Fisher Phillips for this update.
Babst Calland has provided a Federal DOT guidance document which provides clarity to DOT-regulated employers, employees, and service agents on conducting DOT drug-and-alcohol testing given concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).Read Document »
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NRMCA has compiled a simple-to-use, comprehensive handout for ready mixed companies and specifically, their drivers.Download Document to Print »