Social Distancing and Working from Home

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many workers out of their workplaces and into their homes. This proposes challenges including staying active, keeping one’s mental and emotional well-being in check, and cybersecurity. From HealthcareNOW Radio’s Friday Five, here are strategies to help make that adjustment to working from home.


Coronavirus Teleworking Cybersecurity at Home
Semel Consulting reviews a teleworking article published by Inc. Magazine (@inc) going over the DOs and DON’Ts of keeping protected or sensitive information confidential when working from home. Check out Mike Semel’s 8 Cybersecurity Tips for Working Remotely  Infographic. The first DO is use a secure connection to ensure end-to-end encryption of data in transit. This can be a VPN to the office or from home to a security filtering company that will verify web connection links for safety. The first DON’T is do not use the computer in an accessible place in the house where others may see what is on the screen. If you have to use your kitchen table turn everything so your family can’t see your screen.

5 Ways to Reduce Stress & Boost Immune System While Social Distancing
HUB outline strategies to help you manage your mental and physical health as stress possibly mounts in the age where social distancing becomes the new normal. One of the biggest take aways from this article is to manage fear by getting factual information being reported by the Centers for Disease Control (@CDCgov) and local and national officials. This will allow you to make smart, informed precautions.

COVID-19 Exposes Gaps in Cybersecurity Safety Net as Millions Work from Home
SC Media (@SCMagazine) warns that as the virus spreads it has “exposed additional security problems, ranging from the inability to do forensic tests and general upkeep on systems to granter higher level user privileges to staff to access systems remotely.”

Working from Home with Kids feels Unsustainable. Here’s How to Ease the Burden.
Vox (@voxdotcom) is encouraging parents who are now tasked to work full-time from home while attempting to home-school and provide childcare to go easy on themselves and be realistic about what is manageable.

Working from Home Because of COVID-19? Here are 10 Ways to Spend your Time
Science Magazine (@ScienceMagazine) gives ten tips including self care, learning new skills, and thinking about your future career plans as ways to handle being home in the weeks to come.


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