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COVID-19 Updates and Resources from Delaware SHRM

Tuesday, March 24, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emma Pautler
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Dear Members, 

Over the last several weeks, we've been closely monitoring the developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and making contingency plans for our upcoming events and programs. We care about the well being of you and your family. 

We are committed to ensuring that our members are healthy and safe by cancelling all face-to-face meetings for the next six months, including the Total Rewards Symposium on 9/16/20.

We are looking to bring you webinars so that you can continue to learn and earn SHRM/HRCI credits. We’d like to hear what topics are the most important to you and your organization right now. Please share with us what you’d like to learn by filling out this brief survey here

Our goal is to empower you to do what you do best -- take care of your employees and keep them safe. We’ve included several resources below to help you with this. In addition, National SHRM is working closely with Legislation to ensure employees wellbeing are being considered. 

We are mindful of the health and organizational challenges you are facing right now and know first hand the extra workload and responsibilities you are facing as a Human Resources professional during this time. We are in the fight with you. This has been a demanding few weeks with our companies and families, but we are strong and committed to get through this together. 

Gina & the Delaware SHRM Board

Gina Edwards, SHRM-CP
Gina C. Edwards | President
Delaware SHRM Chapter
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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-10 Research: How the Pandemic is Challenging and Changing Employers
Over 34% of employers didn't have an emergency preparedness plan prior to COVID-19. Over half of the employers with policies had one that did not cover communicable disease. Read more stats and data from SHRM. 

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SHRM's Coronavirus Resource Center
Employers are responsible for the health and safety of their workers and customers, and part of that duty of care is to do your part to prevent and respond to infectious diseases in the community. Here are ways to prepare your workforce for the possibility of business closures, working from home, quarantines and other outcomes of a disease outbreak.

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From the Center for Disease Control, Resource Guide for Businesses and Employers
Plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019. This toolkit includes interim guidance for business and employers, as well as cleaning and disinfection recommendations. 

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OSHA's Guide for Preventing the Spread of COVID-10
This publication was created to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace. The guidance was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Read for practical guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19, and learn information on safe work practices and appropriate personal protective equipment based on the risk level of exposure.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources From the SBA
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

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