Update: “Shelter in Place” directive for San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and surrounding counties is now in effect as-of midnight of 3/16/2020. Human-ISM’s Stage 1 biological disaster mitigation level remains unchanged. Our emergency business internet & data-center connectivity response teams remain on standby with biological protective equipment.
Human-ISM has implemented Stage 1 biological disaster mitigation procedures beginning Friday March 13th, 2020, in response to local public health officials recommendations for social distancing. These procedures activate our additional remote work staff resources and data-center disaster-recovery plans, as well as implement quarantine recommendations, which postpone all non-critical on-premise visits, require respirator and protective clothing for on-site visits, and activate backup and redundant internet connectivity and emergency backup-power resources.
Human-ISM’s existing emergency and disaster mitigation procedures enable us to continue to be available to support you and your business through this and any other national emergency.
As always, please avoid using any non-approved remote-access tools that can not be properly secured or approved and vetted by Human-ISM, or any other tools available on the iOS and Android stores, or available from un-secured, un-approved websites that may attempt to take advantage of your desire for “secure” remote access during the next few weeks.
Moving forward, if you have any questions or need assistance setting up remote offices and remote access, please reach out to us first and we can setup projects if needed for these tasks to ensure your business remains secure and operational during these disruptions.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our staff.
For your reference, here is a list of resources for your employees that are unable to work remotely:
If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim.
DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages depending on income.
The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.
If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim.
PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.
If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Eligibility considerations include if you have no other care options and if you are unable to continue working your normal hours remotely. File an Unemployment Insurance claim.
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim.
UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week. However, they must remain able and available and ready to work during their unemployment for each week of benefits claimed and meet all other eligibility criteria. Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week.
The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.