When the CDC announced on May 13th that “fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance,” it threw us all for a loop.
As we approach the one year mark of the COVID19 pandemic in the United States next month, news headlines are unequivocally confirming with urgency that which we already know: women in our communities are beyond the breaking point.
Marit Bockelie is all about community. The central DNA of her business, The Bremerton Letterpress Company, is all about connecting people through prin
If there’s one thing this pandemic has pushed us all to do these last months, it’s adapt, adapt, adapt. We’re a coworking space, not a school. And yet, we feel the strain of schools being closed deep in our bones.
I am in a somewhat unique position. Despite being a 20-something year old undergraduate, my time at Washington State University is split between the roles of teacher and student.
There are a lot of really important public health conversations happening right now about HVAC systems, and the air that we breathe while we’re indoors, especially in public places.
So often at the moment we hear the phrase ‘these are unprecedented times’. But what does that mean, exactly?
This is a time of significant distress, and we’re being expected to deal with it without some of our favorite (and most effective) coping strategies. No socializing! No going out to eat or grabbing drinks with friends! Shopping? Not at Nike or the Apple Store. Your gym closed. Your spa appointment got canceled. Your favorite sporting events are no longer happening. The world is upside down!
COVID19 has officially thrown all of our worlds off-kilter. Whether you’ve got kids at home for the foreseeable future, whether your income has been affected, or whether you’re unable to get basic supplies you need (ahem, toilet paper), we’re all facing a new normal and feeling its impacts. As we ride out the news cycle and shift towards accepting this new normal, how can we cope in the days, weeks and maybe even months ahead?
With the outbreak of COVID-19, Olympic Community of Health’s purpose statement resonates on a whole different level: “Tackling health issues that no single county or Tribe can tackle alone.”
Collaboration, innovation, and teamwork are pillars upon which our work relies. In these urgent and frenzied times, we are invited to continue leaning on these pillars to collectively support our communities, those in most need, and those providing care.
We started our company in 2009, right after the massive crash of 2008, which taught me a great deal. For one: run lean. I saw dozens of businesses go under, mainly due to aggressive expansion and overextending themselves. Now, we’re tightening our belt and running lean again, as everything unfolds. We want to make only critical purchases and rely on cash, not credit.