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RESNET’s Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Oct 6, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is serious and rapidly evolving. RESNET wants to help its staff and network to stay informed and navigate potential challenges to all.

One of the most important things you can do is stay informed. Pay attention to trusted health resources such as the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and your local health authorities.

The CDC reports that individuals with the following health have the greatest risk:

• Older adults
• People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
º Heart disease
º Diabetes
º Lung disease

What we all should do:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• If you need time off to see a doctor, take the time and do so.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.

The CDC states that reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death from confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case.

The agency states that the following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately. Request to be COVID-19 tested.

RESNET is also taking steps to help keep your support team safe and healthy. We already work from dispersed home offices, so we will not be affected by a quarantine. To ensure employee and public health, RESNET has adopted the following travel policy until further notice:

• Travel to meetings and conferences with large gatherings are canceled.
• Other travel for small meetings and quality assurance monitoring will be allowed if the staff member is not in quarantine and is comfortable with such travel.

The RESNET Quality Assurance Team is working on alternatives to onsite quality assurance monitoring.

RESNET understands the extraordinary nature of this situation and will be closely monitoring the pandemic and its impact on our industry. Together, we will see our way through this challenge.  After all, we are Americans and there is no challenge that we cannot meet if we stay informed, and show resolve and unity.