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As businesses prepare for a coronavirus outbreak, they must consider the dos and don’ts of telecommuting

Newswise — With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning of likely coronavirus outbreaks in America, businesses will look for ways to maintain productivity and a healthy work force at the same time. According to Timothy Golden, a professor in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, telecommuting will be one of the best options for companies to explore. “Businesses will need to prepare for their employees to work remotely as a telecommuter. They will need to know how to do this, what are best practices, how to avoid pitfalls among many other considerations,” Golden said.

Golden is a leading expert in the field of telecommuting, telework, and the relationship between technology and managerial behavior.  His most recent article was just published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior. He is available to discuss what steps businesses should take – and which common errors they should avoid – to successfully implement telecommuting policies.




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Pediatric ER Saw Steep Drop in Asthma Visits During Spring COVID-19 Lockdown
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society discusses a steep drop off from prior years in asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits at Boston Children’s Hospital during the spring 2020 COVID-19 surge and lockdown.

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Study finds COVID-19 hindering US academic productivity of faculty with young children
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The academic productivity of higher education faculty In the United States in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields with very young children suffered as a result of the stay-at-home orders during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Florida College of Medicine, and the University of Michigan School of Medicine.

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Kidney disease leading risk factor for COVID-related hospitalization
Geisinger Health System

An analysis of Geisinger's electronic health records has revealed chronic kidney disease to be the leading risk factor for hospitalization from COVID-19.

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Identity Verification During the Age of COVID-19
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S&T's Biometric Technology Rally focused on the ability of acquisition systems and matching algorithms to recognize travelers without asking them to remove their masks, thereby reducing risk for frontline workers.

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New research suggests that levels of the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone could contribute to infection risk and severity of COVID-19.


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