Coronavirus approach – Safety First

Almost a year into the Covid-19 Pandemic, we continue taking the health and well-being of our employees, contractors and the populations we serve very seriously. The number of cases of Covid-19 (also known as Coronavirus) in the USA continues to increase. At Global Arena we are doing all we can to reduce the risk of infection and the spread of the disease. The vaccines’ news are promising and while its distribution and administration will start as soon as early December 2020, we continue recommending the same hygiene measures we have shared since the beginning of the Pandemic.

COVID-19

 

Recommended hygiene measures:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at least 10 times a day.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and also mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Use a face mask when interacting with others.

Symptoms of Covid-19 include:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath

Any assignments or classes originally assigned to you will be rescheduled or reallocated if you:

  • receive a positive test result for Covid-19;
  • exhibit these symptoms and believe you might have contracted Covid-19;
  • have had known contact with a confirmed/presumed case of Covid-19 within the last 14 days;
  • have traveled to an affected country (currently, China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Spain) in the last 14 days – please refer to https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices for updates;

We are not asking for you to share your personal medical details with us; but if attending to an assignment or giving a class could potentially put others at risk. Please simply tell your Global Arena representative that you cannot attend for health reasons. Please remember that some of the patients and clients we serve are high-risk individuals for whom contracting the virus could be extremely serious. And also please let the relevant department know when you have recovered fully and are able to take assignments and conduct classes/training sessions again.

There is a lot of helpful information on the Centers for Disease Control website:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

 

If you are concerned for your health or that of someone close to you; please seek medical advice from a healthcare professional.

 

Contractor Payments

Global Arena is committed to continue its operations; but the company has offered its employees the option to work from home and processing payments by check may be delayed as printing and signing checks requires a physical presence in the office. We are therefore recommending that all vendors with US-bank accounts sign up to receive ACH payments to ensure that payments continue to be processed during this time. Global Arena does not charge for ACH payments; and you will receive an email confirmation every time an ACH payment is sent. In order to do so, please download the form ‘Domestic Bank Information Request’, and return the completed form to Tanesha Smith (tsmith@globalarena.com).

If you already receive payments by ACH, there is no need to submit the form again.

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2 Comments

  1. Liliana Elkouss on March 19, 2020 at 11:37 am

    Thank you for this update and stay safe.
    I have self isolated over one week ago, and so far I am doing great, yet missing everyone.
    Warmest regards to all.

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