Is teleworking part of your COVID-19 Response Plan?

– Dr. Theresa Tam

Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

People and their employers should be having conversations about working remotely. “Communities, schools and workplaces will also have a role to play in preparing for COVID-19,” she said. “Plans should be put in place to manage possible absences and to ensure business continuity, including flexible work arrangements such as teleworking.”

Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo said that Canada’s approach to a viral outbreak comes in three phases: containment, preparation and mitigation. Right now, he said, we’re still in the containment phase. But we’re starting to move into preparation.

Plans should be put in place to manage possible absences and to ensure business continuity, including flexible work arrangements such as teleworking.

Dr. Theresa TamChief Public Health Officer of Canada
Encourage Employees
To Stay Home

Whether they’re sick or caring for someone who’s sick.

Work From Home
Wherever Possible

Using a solution like Lifesize you can cut down on meetings and travel.

Avoid Non-Essential Travel
To Affected Areas

Check with Public Health Canada for active advisories.

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Preparation & Response Team

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