Breaking news: also in The Netherlands schools, pubs, restaurants and sport clubs closed (March 15, 2020, 6 pm).
Colleagues ask for guidance, Icecat’s company policy, regarding Covid-19 – the Corona virus. In general, we simply follow the WHO advices, to prevent the spreading of the virus.
Especially, people that belong to a risk group – higher age (60+) or already ill with at least one co-morbid condition – it’s critical to take care of preventive measures. Preventively, it’s highly advisable – even if you are not (yet) displaying flu symptoms to minimize social contacts with such risk groups.
As we have colleagues in so-called affected areas where the covid-19 virus has been spread extensively such as Nothern Italy, or if you met people that tested positive on Covid-19, further advices are applicable:
On top of this, our Venice team has decided to work from home as much as possible till the outbreak is under control. In individual cases of travellers returning from affected areas, management can decide on asking respective staff to work remotely for a period of two weeks to observe the incubation period.
The best general advice is to maintain a healthy lifestyle as people with a good functioning and flexible immune system are the least affected by the Covid-19 virus. This includes healthy diets with sufficient fruits and vegetables, regular excercising, avoiding excessive intake of alcohol and non-smoking.
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Founder and CEO of Icecat NV. Investor through iMerge. PhD Multimedia at Delft University of Technology. Former Professor Multimedia/E-commerce at Open University Netherlands.
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