Mar 20, 2020
To Our Valued Clients and Partners:
Over recent weeks, the global concerns over the outbreak of COVID-19 have been top of mind for all of us, and these concerns have increased significantly over the course of the past week. We are worried about our families, our businesses and our communities. Like you, we are also concerned about our customers, and we would like to take a minute to share Anthology’s business continuity plans with you.
Understanding that this situation changes daily, and that more severe impacts to Hawaii could arise at any time, this is how we plan to continue serving you through the period ahead.
Following a thorough assessment last week of our company’s and staff’s remote working capabilities, and have moved quickly to enable most of our team to effectively shift to work from home this week. We feel confident in our continued ability to serve your business and stay connected, regardless of our physical work locations.
Our goal is that clients and partners should experience minimal disruption in our services during this time, and to perform in a business-as-usual manner to the highest degree possible.
In uncertain and challenging times like this, please know that our Anthology team stands ready to support you. If you need any additional strategic, tactical or executional support during this time, please do not hesitate to ask.
Mahalo for entrusting Anthology as your marketing communications partner and we remain as committed as ever to ensuring your success. We wish you, your colleagues and your families safety, wellness and positivity during these challenging times.
On behalf of your entire Anthology team,
The Hawai‘i State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages businesses to follow its recommendations regarding the workplace and employees, including guidance on maintaining flexible sick leave policies, encouraging sick workers to stay home and implementing regular environmental cleaning protocols and specific health checks for work-related travel.
Prevention and Preparation
DOH recommends the following guidelines for protecting yourself and your family from COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases, in addition to preparing for what to do if coronavirus becomes widespread in our communities.
- Protect – Following everyday preventive actions can prevent or slow down the spread of respiratory illness in the community:
- Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Use a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- If you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow.
- Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household
cleaning spray or wipe.
- People with seasonal influenza will exhibit similar signs and symptoms as COVID-19 (fever and cough). If more people are protected against influenza, this will reduce confusion and the burden on our healthcare system.
- Stay home if you start to feel ill.
- Wash your hands often.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect.
- Get the flu shot.
If You Are Sick
- Per DOH, if you become ill with a fever or cough, and have recently left an area having widespread community transmission of COVID-19 or have had prolonged close contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19:
- Stay home and avoid contact with others.
- If you think you may need medical care, call ahead to the healthcare provider’s office or an emergency room and let them know about your symptoms and travel or contact history.
- If you need immediate medical care, call 911.