Observations of the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 30th, 2020

What have been your observations during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

 

Today’s blog is by Margaret Stewart, Director of HR and Administration at SafeSourcing.

 The Covid-19 pandemic has affected most people throughout the globe. Some have contracted the virus, some have recovered, and some are lucky enough to not have had it. Those that have not contracted the virus have likely been practicing the recommended stay at home orders and social distancing. Those two behavioral changes aren’t the only things that have changed. There have been many other changes in each of our lives.

 Most of us are isolated, unable to visit with friends and family except through technology. This reinforces the idea that today’s technology and connectivity through technology is essential for all of us. Technology, primarily internet access and telephone access, have been deemed luxuries in the past, as non-essential entertainment. This pandemic has made many people realize the need for today’s technology is as essential as electric and water. If someone needs groceries, to go to the doctor, or help fixing their car, we would have to turn to those same forms of technology to call their doctor, look up local mechanics, or ordering groceries to pick up.

 An important part of staying healthy is not only taking care of ourselves physically, but also keeping our minds healthy and sharp. This is where technology is especially important. While we cannot visit our friends and family, we can keep in touch and see each other through video calls, email, and social media. This allows us to not only maintain closeness with friends and family, but also check in to make sure everyone is doing well.

 Finally, technology is important because it allows many of us to continue working from home. Without phone and internet, we would be quite isolated and unable to perform many of our daily work tasks. Through conferencing, video calling, messenger applications, and other forms of technology, many people are able to continue working, earning a living and keeping businesses afloat.

 SafeSourcing relies heavily on today’s technology and can continue helping our customers through those same essential technology resources, saving your company time and money and helping you get through this together.

 For more information on how SafeSourcing can help your organization, discover what technology is available to help you, or on our Risk Free trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.

 

 

 

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