♪♫ “Hello DOLI! Well, hello DOLI! It’s so nice to have you back where you belong.” ♬♩ Not the Carol Channing Broadway version you were expecting, was it? This week’s post is on the new Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) emergency standard that focuses on COVID-19 protections that must be implemented by employers… Continue reading New State Mandated COVID Guidelines for Virginia Business
It has been a hell of a year and we are barely in June. I am personally done with 2020. I am not going to put on the polished face and make out like everything is okay. It isn’t. I have been pissed. Like, “I want to tar and feather the village idiot that opened up… Continue reading What is going on with 2020? The Necessity of Disasters
Several localities around the United States have moved into the first phase of reopening their economies and trying to get to what we will begin to know as our new normal. My stylist has over 200 appointments that she needs to catch up on and people are anxious for her to do with their hair… Continue reading Love Gloves and Zorro
There was a movie in 2007 called Love in the Time of Cholera. It starred a young Javier Bardem as a man who falls in love with a girl after seeing her through a shop window. It takes place during the Plague Year (as they called it) sometime at the beginning of the 20th century. It… Continue reading Intimate Love in the Time of Quarantine: Love during a disaster.
Dear Cool Cats and Kittens – Oh how I have been waiting to use that from the Tiger King! How are you guys managing? A lot of us are working, taking care of kids, and watching TV. Speaking of watching TV and working from home and otherwise trying to stay sane; I found this great chart posted by Beverly Schulz… Continue reading “Who do I want to be during COVID-19?”
On Friday, the Small Business Administration (SBA) posted the final application for the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses. This is the result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a bill that was fast-tracked through Congress and signed by the President, part of which was to provide supplemental funding to businesses… Continue reading SBA’s Paycheck Protection Loan Program and the CARES Act
Hey folks! This has been quite a week. New COVID scams from hackers saying they have the cure to Dr. Fauci. Researchers announcing they are puzzled and don’t know why some folks get sick, while others just have mild symptoms. All of this while we are all working from home and afraid to turn on… Continue reading Recovery Fatigue and the Disaster Lady 2.0
COVID-19 has dramatically changed how we do our jobs. Offices are shut down and working remotely is the new normal. Our business continuity planners at Assura thought it might be a good time to share some tips on safely working from home to keep you up and running while protecting your data. Reference these practices… Continue reading 5 Security Tips for Working Remotely
To Our Valued Clients and Partners: I am reaching out to you to update you on Assura’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and our efforts to ensure that there are no interruptions of service for our clients. As continuity planning is one of our core services and one of our core values is “Eat Our… Continue reading Coronavirus Response: Ensuring Delivery of Services!
After receiving a question from a client about a recent scam email, we thought it would be appropriate to address the topic of the “Nigerian Prince”, “Spanish Prisoner” or “419” letter and why it is still relevant in 2020. The type of fraud employed in these scams is known as an “advance-fee scam”. The scam… Continue reading Send me money! I’ve been kidnapped!