We have compiled a list of resources that we have found helpful this week regarding Coronavirus. We hope that any one of these resources will help employers as they face disruptions and uncertain times with their employees. 

Government Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC has put together a comprehensive Coronavirus guide. It contains information on how to protect yourself, travel guidelines, and resources for businesses. 

Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division

The Department of Labor has compiled a list of questions and answers specifically related to FMLA and FLSA. 

US Chamber of Commerce – Small Business Coronavirus Guide

This guide provides information specifically targeted to small businesses. It covers everything from remote work to loss of business. 

Remote Work and Distributed Teams

A Guide to Managing Your Newly Remote Workers – Harvard Business Review

This article addresses the common challenges of remote work and offers suggestions for how managers can support their employees. 

15 Questions about Remote Work Answered – Harvard Business Review 

While similar to the article above, this article goes much more in depth about best practices for remote work. 

How to Keep Team Spirit Alive While You’re Working from Home – Wirecutter

It’s important to continue thinking about team dynamics even when everyone is working from home. This article highlights some easy ways to keep team spirit alive. 

How to Work from Home with Kids – Wirecutter 

Many employees will be working from home with kids since many schools are closed at this time. This article can be shared with employees but it is also a good read for employers to help them understand the situation for many of their employees. 

Best Online Collaboration Tools and Apps – ZDNet

A good list of tools and apps for continued collaboration.

Managing Stress 

Managing Stress and Anxiety – CDC

This is a good general guide for managing stress and anxiety. It includes a section specifically for parents.

Managing Employee Stress and Anxiety – Psychology Today

This article focuses on employee stress and what employers can do to help manage it. It has some good suggestions for how to provide support. 

Mindful Approach to Covid Helping Your Team – Headspace

A guide for how to practice compassionate leadership.

10 Ways to Ease Coronavirus Anxiety – NY Times

It is important for employers to take care of themselves as well as their employees. This article provides strategies for everyone on how to help handle Coronavirus related stress and anxiety. 
In addition to the articles above we are also available as a resource for employers. We can help with anything from interpreting guidelines to looking over work from home policies. For more information, reach out to us on our contact page.

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