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Pathway believes it is everyone’s responsibility to do their best in the
prevention of COVID-19. As the virus continues to grow at an exponential speed,
we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the importance of working remotely and
how to combat community spread.
As we are sure many have read, we are strong believers in the “flatten the curve” mindset. This focuses on reducing the spread by self-isolating to limit the number of person interactions you have during your day. This may sound extreme, but this has become the new normal in recent days. There are a number of strategies we as a business can enact to make sure we’re doing our part to limit the virus from spreading.
Next Pathway, our number one priority is the health and safety of our
employees and clients. Implementing a mandatory work from home policy
ensures our community remains safe and risk-free.
from home has been a common practice amongst several companies such as Google,
Microsoft and the vast start up community Canada holds. It is an opportunity to
allow employees to connect anywhere with the flexibility of working from the
safety of their own home.
It is evident that shifting to a “work from home” policy will become the new normal over the next several weeks amid the spread of COVID-19. With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing Canada will be officially closing its borders, and the Province of Ontario now being in a state of emergency and the Canadian Government set to provide a $82B aid package to help Canadians through COVID-19; it is more important now than ever, that we focus on remaining calm, taking all appropriate measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As mentioned earlier, “flatten the curve” mindset is the most important for times like this to minimize continued spread of COVID-19. Referring to the fantastic analysis researcher Tomas Pueyo has conducted, we have included a few graphs below that will paint a clearer picture on why it is the most important measure to take right now.
shows analysis of Western countries growing at exponential growth rates and
some countries doubling every 2 days.
Although majority of infections are mild, there is still a percentage of the population who will be severely impacted. Around 20% of cases require hospitalization, 5% of cases require the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and around 2.5% require very intense help with ventilators or ECMO (extra-corporeal oxygenation).
need to do our part to self-isolate and practice social distancing to ensure we
are getting one step closer to decelerating the virus.
Our team will
also continue to be in constant communication and interaction with one another to
alleviate any feeling of isolation thanks to several tools we continue to
leverage, including Zoom, Basecamp and Slack – to ensure we’re staying
customer-focused and having a team-first feeling.
via Zoom has become our staple for all internal and customer meetings. Slack is
our go-to for all internal company communication and lastly, Basecamp to ensure
all projects are moving in a fluid manner.
the use of these technologies, our staff and clients are protected. We are in
full communication with our clients and continue to connect on all ongoing
For us, in these uncertain times, it’s business as… unusual.
We are all in this together. Which
means, giving our employees the time and flexibility, they may need to ensure
they feel safe. It is the responsibility of all business and community leaders to
come together and support families and businesses every step of the way. Our
entire management team has made it a priority to ensure all of our staff are
informed of new global and Canadian healthcare updates, enacting best practices
to ensure the health of their households, and assisting them wherever possible
should they be experiencing any uncertainty or discomfort.
Over the next few weeks for Next Pathway, our future
decision-making will be based on monitoring the news from the World Health Organization and
Canadian health officials. For now, we believe the responsible thing to do is
to support one another and keep our spirits up.
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