As you likely know, COVID-19, a strain of Coronavirus, recently emerged in the United States and Canada. Field Nation is actively monitoring the status of COVID-19 and its impact on our platform users, technicians, and partners. On behalf of all Field Nation employees, our thoughts are with those impacted by the virus and we hope that it is contained soon.
Should the need arise, our internal staff is prepared to work remotely and remain completely operational.
The facts about COVID-19
Symptoms of Coronavirus include a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The WHO reports that Coronavirus does not transmit as efficiently as the flu and that most people develop symptoms within two days.
As of March 10, less than 500 people in the United States have tested positive for Coronavirus with most confirmed cases in California and Washington state. 77 cases have been confirmed in Canada, with most cases in Ontario and British Columbia.
What companies on Field Nation should know
If your company has restricted travel within the U.S. and Canada, Field Nation continues to align resources in the geographies where you need labor coverage.
We anticipate there may be an increase in work order removal requests as a result of COVID-19 in affected areas. Technicians may need to request to remove themselves from work orders in the following cases:
- If technicians have a fever
- If technicians have recently traveled internationally to affected areas in China, Iran, South Korea, or Northern Italy
What technicians on Field Nation should know
We recommended you take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and request to be removed from work orders if it becomes necessary.
A growing number of companies in the United States are restricting business travel and may look to local technicians to fulfill existing business needs. Before accepting a work order request, please evaluate the status of the outbreak in your area, and the risk it poses to your personal health.
Please note that Field Nation will take COVID-19 into consideration when evaluating late work order removal requests.
Should the presence of COVID-19 continue to escalate in the United States and Canada, we will continue to keep you informed. For more information, visit the CDC’s Coronavirus webpage.
Additionally, because the virus originated in China, there have been reports of discrimination against people of Asian descent. Please remember that Field Nation does not tolerate discrimination of any kind.
Field Nation cares about your health, the health of your business, and the health of the communities in which we operate. Thank you for helping us keep our communities safe and healthy.