COVID-19 resources to stay safe and “flatten the curve”

Awareness of the latest coronavirus news is important for keeping ourselves and our community members safe and for helping to “flatten the curve”. But while staying up to date is important, the volume of information, especially on social media, can be overwhelming and even threaten our mental health. It is also critical to evaluate our sources of information carefully, especially before sharing them with others.

To stay informed, we encourage everyone to seek out trusted, reputable sources that are specific to their area. As a Montreal-based office, for us this means consulting our local, regional, and national governments and health authorities, including the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Government of Québec, and the City of Montréal

As per those recommendations, last week we transitioned to remote-only work for all of our employees. We have also shared our playbook for maintaining a healthy and functional remote working environment, though we are continuing to learn and improve as we navigate this change.

We would also like to stress that while we may be distancing ourselves from each other physically, thanks to technology we do not have to completely isolate ourselves. Now more than ever, we are committed to supporting each other and staying socially connected – both as a team and in our personal lives. We all need compassion, a helping hand and a caring voice throughout this global emergency; we do not want anyone to feel excluded!

If you are worried about COVID-19 or you experience flu-like symptoms, you can call the toll-free number 1 877 644 4545 in the province of Québec for advice on what to do next.

For up-to-date global information about this pandemic you can also watch the World Health Organization’s  daily live conference from the WHO headquarters.

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