ISRI has been monitoring the spread of COVID19 and its impacts on national and world events for nearly two months with one key factor in mind: the health and safety of our members, meeting attendees, exhibitors, and staff.
During this time, the mental wellbeing employees is particularly important. It is a very stressful time for everyone.
The CDC has a very good website with resources to help people at home and at work manage stress related to COVID-19 that can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html.
If you have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), it is important to remind employees as to its availability and how to access it. EAPs are
If you do not have an EAP, there are many good resources for reducing anxiety and helping people reduce stress during this time, including:
And remember, taking care of your own emotional health during an emergency, such as this one, will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself, your employees, and your family!!