FACING COVID-19: THE STRESS AND STRUGGLES
Everybody knows the rules, we see them popping up on the news all the time: Stay at home. Stay inside. Stay 6 feet away from everyone. Keep gloves, a mask, and maybe even hand sanitizer on you at all times. This guidance is looking more and more like the new norm for society.
COVID-19 GUIDANCE IS TAKING A TOLL
You can ask people if they think the actions being taken are necessary, and most will say yes. (After all, we have to admit it’s been slowing the virus down. Not to mention mother nature seeing tremendous improvements for the first time in a long while.) However, we all know the saying: Every action has a consequence. These mostly-beneficial actions have their own share of consequences, too. In a recent Forbes issue, the author, Tracy Brower, states some extreme post-coronavirus statistics.
“67% of people report higher levels of stress since the outbreak of COVID-19,” writes Brower. “57% say they have greater anxiety since the outbreak. 54% say they are more emotionally exhausted. 53% say they feel sadness day-to-day…” Her stats only continue.Tracy Brower, Forbes
As human beings, we require certain things to maintain healthy operational levels – and many of the actions being taken are weighing heavily on peoples’ overall well-being. Many people working from home are losing their motivation. Individuals everywhere are feeling overwhelmed and burdened by the COVID-19 circumstances. Even those who aren’t stressed by the outbreak itself are still affected through their interactions with the world. There’s no question that everyone altered their lifestyles, some drastically, to meet the new regulations: from work, to school, to home, to leisure. No wonder people haven’t balanced their sense of well-being. Many aren’t even sure if their company will still be in good standing once everything is said and done.
At Officense, we know how much of a challenge everything is right now. With everyone required to stay at home constantly, it’s easy to lose the drive to do anything – even things you used to really care about. We want you know that you don’t have to be entirely alone in this struggle. While it’s still true that you can’t go out to dinner or a movie or have big family celebrations anymore, you can still try to make the best of a bad situation, just as the rest of the world’s been trying. It’s important to take time during this world-wide crisis to recalibrate your mental state, and grow your well-being. Let your company’s operations be the least of your worries right now, that’s what Officense is here for.
We can help you on the business and financial aspect of things. Officense offers virtual administrative assistance, with a fully trained team of executive assistants handling anything from your phone calls, mail receiving and forwarding, scans and faxes, and even private meeting rooms, which are also in compliance with the social distancing order. Our plans are very flexible, with both long-term and short-term options, such as our 30-day services for those affected by COVID-19 and only need space for a temporary period.
Officense is also offering free assistance in applying for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is a forgivable loan for businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis designed by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. While you let Officense take some worries off your plate with your business’ administrative operations, and the loan application assistance, you can have more time to focus on what is starting to really matter during these times – you and your families mental state.
FOR MORE INFO OR TO CONTACT OFFICENSE
To find out more information on the COVID-19 relief program, please visit: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp
To download the PPP application PDF, please visit: https://www.sba.gov/document/sba-form–paycheck-protection-program-borrower-application-form
You can reach us at 410-814-7500, or send an email with any assistance or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office hours are currently 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday thru Friday. We are still available to meet in person, if you’d like to tour the space and get a chance to see all we have to offer on site. Our office is located at 300 E. Lombard St., Suite 840, Baltimore, MD 21202. We, over at Officense, hope things haven’t been too straining on you or your loved ones through this time of need, and we are sending our warm wishes to you all. Hope to help you and your company soon!