An update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Posted by: Bhumika Shah | Date: March 10, 2020
The situation with COVID-19 is changing quickly. As a product company, we are preparing for a wide range of outcomes. Our priorities are to keep INSZoom employees safe, to support our customers, and to ensure that INSZoom does not contribute to the spread of COVID-19.
Ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and partners is always our top priority.
We have set up a task force as part of the business continuity plan to mitigate the impact that the Coronavirus may have on our operations.
Encouraging—and, in some instances, mandating—employees to work from home
Implementing flexible work arrangements for employees and a rotating roster of workdays/shifts for on-property employees whose jobs are more manual in nature and do not easily lend themselves to remote working. During an infectious disease outbreak, it is critical that employees do not report to work while they are ill and/or experiencing the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people with an infectious illness such as the flu remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees F or 37.8 degrees C) or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications. Employees who report to work ill will be sent home in accordance with these health guidelines.
Pausing all business travel and discouraging personal travel
We have paused all non-essential business travel, globally, and advised employees to avoid large gatherings. While it remains an individual decision, we are encouraging employees to reconsider personal travel.
Identifying critical business functions and employees as part of the business continuity plan
We have set up alternate teams of employees (e.g. Team A & Team B) who can be deployed at different work schedules (e.g. Team A working in the office at alternate weeks, while Team B telecommutes). The teams have been physically segregated to avoid the risk of infection between teams. We have cross-trained employees and established covering arrangements are made to minimize disruptions.
We don’t yet know how severe COVID-19’s consequences will be. While its impact may be limited, we would like to take precautionary steps before they’re required. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and send out communications to our customers on a need basis. For a detailed overview on our business continuity plan in this unusual time, please follow the link INSZoom Disease Outbreak Business Continuity