Yesterday, ArcStone made the decision to close our office (temporarily) and implement a remote work policy. We came to this decision after considering actions we can take now to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
By now, most of you have likely come across the hashtag, #flattenthecurve. Basically, Flattening the Corona Virus Curve involves social distancing, avoiding large crowds, and exposure to others to help slow the spread of the virus and reduce the likelihood of everyone getting sick at once and needing medical attention at the same time.
Our remote work policy is one simple thing we can do to impact the community at large. For most of us, if we do contract COVID-19, it won't be life-threatening, but we must think about vulnerable populations like older adults, people with chronic diseases, and survivors.
So, yesterday we all packed up our things and said our “see you laters.” It felt a little surreal. Dan, our Director of Business Development, remarked that it felt a little like the end of a school year. Lots of people commented how weird and unusual it felt.
Today, we held our daily huddle via Zoom. It was good and a bit comforting to see everyone’s faces in a grid, (like the Brady Bunch). It’s ironic that as we distance ourselves from one another, we see how truly connected and interdependent we really are.
Our physical office space may be empty, but we are NOT closed. We are here for our clients and community.
Please contact us if there’s anything we can do to help you and your teams get through this period of disconnection.
Even though the feeling is of distance, we will get through this, together.