Just wanted to give a quick update. My office is essentially closing for an indefinite period of time. The plan/hope is that my desktop computer will be packed up and shipped to Charlotte (home office of parent company) today, everything on it transferred to a new laptop and then that shipped to my home. Whew!
The office will not be closed/non-accessible. Our office manager will be in a couple of days per week to deal with mail, etc. Financial folks will be in and out to deal with receiving money, sending out checks, paying bills, etc. And, as Bobby (our CEO) said, some people may just want to come in for a day to remain sane (i.e., get away from the kids/spouse/partner/etc.). So true.
My business is in the healthcare field and we are definitely feeling the effect of this pandemic. We provide support services (Environmental services - cleaning, patient transportation, laundry, plant operations, sterile processing, food services, etc.). Some of our facilities are experiencing labor shortages, some are experiencing being unable to get needed products (soap, hand sanitizer, etc.). Additionally, we are set to open/start approximately 400+ pieces of new business in the next couple of months. It is going to be difficult at best to fully staff the new business.
A number of our employees are in the low income bracket and having children at home is preventing them from coming to work, so we are looking into setting up some temporary (long-term?) day care centers. Also looking at getting meals/food delivered especially to those families whose kids rely on the free breakfasts and lunches they were receiving at schools that are now closed.
Anyway, I am still computer-less at home (my laptop finally bit the dust for good and I haven't replaced it...but I've enjoyed not having one quite a bit knowing I could get on line at work). So, once my computer is shipped out to have everything on my hard drive transferred to a laptop, I will be without a computer totally for probably 36-48 hours. I'll be able to read your blogs on my phone and that will be a comfort.
Everyone stay safe and sane!!