4 Coronavirus Resources You Can Share Using Mass Notification

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Coronavirus Resources

The coronavirus has caused massive disruptions across every possible industry, but one of the best ways to minimize disruptions is by keeping the people in your organization healthy. With many organizations shifting to remote operations it can be challenging to find an easy way to share critical safety and health information. We’ve covered how mass notification can help with crisis communications during the coronavirus pandemic on this blog in the past, but mass notifications can be used to share information that goes beyond schedule changes or whether your organization will remain open or close during this outbreak.

Mass notifications can also be used to broadcast links to valuable resources that can provide useful strategies to prevent the spread of the disease. URLs can be included in SMS text messages, push notifications, emails and desktop notifications that reach people on their mobile devices and desktop computers while they are remote. In this blog post, we’ll offer four resources organizations can share with their remote team members to help protect them from the coronavirus.

1. Hand Washing Tips

One of the most prominent messages communicated by medical professionals during this pandemic is that regularly washing hands is one of the best ways to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. However, many people may have only heard this anecdotally and do not fully understand how effective simply washing their hands on a regular basis can be. Sending links to short videos and step-by-step instructions on how to properly and thoroughly wash hands can help remote team members understand the right techniques for washing their hands during this crisis. Mass notification systems can even send regularly scheduled messages with reminders to wash hands to help ensure people are doing all they can to stay healthy.

Follow these handwashing guidelines from the CDC

2. Face Masks Instructions

Despite social distancing guidelines being put into place around the world, the number of coronavirus cases has continued to grow. Medical professionals are now advising that people wear masks if they are going anywhere they would need to interact with others, like grocery stores or gas stations. This is to help stop the spread of the disease by people who may not be exhibiting symptoms. With most medical supplies like masks being used by those that need them most, people are being advised to make their own. Organizations can send mass notifications that include links to instructions so people can make their own masks to protect themselves and others from the disease.

Get Instructions for Making a CDC-Approved Mask at Home

3. Coronavirus Outbreak Map

The effects of the coronavirus vary by community. For large organizations with worldwide operations or colleges and universities that have students that have returned home to different parts of the country, it’s important that they understand how the situation is unfolding in their area. Johns Hopkins University has put together an interactive map that is updated frequently with new information about the number of coronavirus cases in particular regions. This can help people understand the risks in their area and the precautions they should be taking. Tracking the number of cases can also help provide a potential indication of when the threat has subsided, and organizations can return to normal operation.

View the coronavirus outbreak map

4. Mental Wellness Information

People that work remotely for extended periods of time while social distancing, may experience stress and anxiety. The uncertainty of the current situation can make it difficult to maintain productivity and stay calm. Sharing links to mental wellness resources can relieve stress and help remote workers stay focused. It can also help minimize feelings of isolation and keep workers connected even when they cannot meet in person.

Review Mental Wellness Resources from the CDC

Organizations can customize mass notifications to include links to whatever resources they think will be most helpful for their people while they are remote. Proving them with the tools they need to continue to perform their duties during this difficult time can help keep operations running smoothly until the situation resolves.

 

 

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