COVID-19 Resources 

The Sequoia team is committed to providing guidance, resources, and support to help employers and employees chart their path forward in these uncertain times.

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All Recent Blogs

Check out Sequoia’s recent blog posts intended to help our clients and other people-first companies confidently stay informed during this unprecedented global pandemic.

Webinars & Videos

Check out Sequoia’s latest webinar series and videos for recent webinar sessions.

Return to Work Series

Please join us as we kick off a new webinar series that brings together top business, legal, and medical experts, as well as covering the tools and resources to guide you on the path forward.

The Grove Sessions

Don’t miss this webinar series focused on the best practices of people-first companies. Hear domain experts and thought leaders discuss tough questions, share experiences, and inspire ideas. 

Previously Recorded:

Practitioners Focus: The Key Steps of a Comprehensive RTW Program

Launch of the Sequoia Return to Work Center™

Optimizing a Self-Funded Healthcare Program

Path Forward: Return to Work Program Kickoff

Return to Work Program Kickoff

Supporting Parents During COVID-19

COVID-19 Survey Insights for HR & Ops Decisions

Navigating the CARES Act and the Economy During COVID-19

COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave & FMLA: What You Need to Know

Supporting a Fully Remote Workforce

Sequoia Grove Sessions: Mental Health

Supporting Employee Mental Health During COVID-19

Onboarding Strategies During Social Distancing

HR Strategies to Navigate COVID-19

Insights & Reports

Check out Sequoia’s market-leading, data-rich insights brought to you in an easily-digestible format.

Return to Work Playbook

With the Return to Work Playbook, you’ll have a resource to help you safely transition back to a healthy and productive workplace so your company can regain focus on its mission.

2021 Healthcare Costs

COVID-19 will likely have an impact on 2021 health plan costs. Companies with self-funded medical plan will need to monitor and revise projected costs as additional data presents itself.

COVID-19 Insights Overview

Read our report of 634 surveyed people-first companies on the decisions and policy adjustments they’ve made to better support their people and their company.

Lead your business forward

Protect your business and your people in these uncertain times with a strong vision for the path forward.

Return to Work

As shelter-in-place orders are lifted, business leaders need to consider when and how to move forward in a way that ensures the health and safety of employees and that of the business. Here are some resources to get you started.

Employer Readiness for Employees' Return to the Worksite | Wilson Sonisini

An alert from the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide.

General Business FAQs | CDC

FAQs are based on CDC guidance for employers during the pandemic.

COVID Ready Program | Carbon Health

Designed to enable employers to train their people about infection risk.

Return to Work Webinar Series | Sequoia

Our new webinar series brings together top business, legal, and medical experts, as well as covering the tools and resources to guide you on the path forward.

Other HR Policy & Compliance Resources

We’ve compiled the following resources from various companies sharing their best practices, communications, policies, and helpful tips as well as helpful articles from credible news sources.

Employee Coronavirus Comms Toolkit

One Medical has created a useful toolkit of materials for employers that includes employee communication templates and suggested messaging.

COVID-19 HR & People Ops Prep Doc

We have co-created this prep doc with LifeLabs Learning, who has gathered 650+ HR leaders from different companies to share ideas, policies, and templates.

ThinkHR COVID-19 Resources

A comprehensive list of HR-related COVID-19 employer resources ranging from CDC and OSHA materials to ThinkHR templates.
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CDC & Prevention for Employers

This site provides resources regarding how to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19 from an employee health perspective.

Department of Labor Information

This DOL site provides helpful fact sheets, FAQs on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and the new employer requirements.

The Days of COVID-19: Frauds & Scams

Webinar hosted by SONTIQ  

Ways to Give Back

The following resources offer ways that you can aid in the fight to stop and find a cure for COVID-19, as well as other way to gives back virtually.

Sequoia Coronavirus Response Fund

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Sequoia is making a dollar-for-dollar match up to $250K to the Sequoia Coronavirus Response Fund. All donations are tax-deductible. Together, we can make a meaningful positive impact.

Sequoia & WE Schools @ Home

From our partners at WE Charity, here are some impressive, easily accessible activities, educational materials, videos and downloadable content promoting mental health and social-emotional learning grades k-12.

25 Volunteer Jobs You Can Do from Home

Browse our list of 25 volunteer jobs to do from home. You may just find a fun volunteer project and find an easy way to help a good cause.

9 Places to Volunteer Online and Make a Real Impact

All you need to make a difference is an internet connection.

Give & Take: How to Give Back When Staying Home

There are a number of ways to give back even if you’re limiting social contact or leaving home.

Coronavirus Relief: Keep Kids Learning

DonorsChoose empowers public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials and experiences for their students.

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At-Home Support

The global work-from-home movement intended to maintain output and efficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic has tested employers and left employees struggling to find a new normal. Sequoia’s Wellbeing team has compiled a useful list of resources to help ease the myriad complications of at-home work. 

Working Parents & Caregivers

Productivity Best Practices

During mandated work-from-home periods, here are the best practices for productivity while working at home with a child.

Survival Guide for WFH Parents with Kids at Home

An open-source doc to gather ideas for switching gears into full-time parenting plus full-time working.

Webinars & Workshops

FitPros Workshops

FitPros virtual health and fitness offerings will help keep your employees active, engaged, and educated while working remotely.

Anthem EAP

Through seminars and trainings, Anthem is making it easier to reach out and address health, wellness and work-life balance issues.

Ergonomics & Home Office

Supporting Ergonomics with a Virtual Workforce

For many, transitioning to the home office has not been seamless, especially for those without the proper setup to support their ergonomic needs. Check out these tips from Sequoia’s Wellbeing Director.

Performance-Based Ergonomics

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated shelter-in-place orders, virtual evaluations ensure that your employees can get the ergonomic assistance so vital for their comfort, health, wellness and productivity.

Physera Virtual Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are looking for new ways to help their patients while social distancing. Telehealth physical therapy can salvage patient care as well as help significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Creative Solutions & Strategies

Sequoia’s COVID-19 Survey Insights

Within our most recent COVID-19 Survey of over 630 companies, we dug into how organizations are supporting their employees through creative methods, check out the report and dig into the Employee Support Section for more great ideas!

Best Practices and Return to Work Discussion

LifeLab Learning created a content guide based on a working session with 427 companies; this guide is a working doc to capture up-to-date trends, resources, and open questions as we navigate these uncertain times together.

#CoronavirusHR Community Guide to COVID-19

This is a crowdsourced collection of resources for HR and business leaders to help inform and support Coronavirus response plans, including communications, templates, news, remote work, hiring impact, and resources.

Healthcare Resources

A a premier healthcare benefits advisor, Sequoia is committed to helping businesses and their employees get access to the health information and services they need during this critical time.

Nearsite Clinics & Testing

Many health clinics have set up websites that are continuously updated with the best information on where and how to get tested for COVID-19:

One Medical

Crossover Health

Forward

Sutter Health

Carrier Policies

As details surrounding COVID-19, carrier coverage, and policies continue to change, we recommend that you reference each carrier’s official page for the most up-to-date information:

Telehealth Resources

As co-pays, wait times, and other details surrounding telehealth and tele-behavioral continue to be updated, please visit the direct websites for each of the following resources to learn more about what is available for specific healthcare plans. For information on mental health support, see our list of resources here.

Mental Health Resources

During these stressful times, employees are in great need of resources to support their mental health. In order to help minimize wait times for therapy, employers are turning to evalute high quality corporate solutions, low cost solutions, and other forms of meaningful emotional support.

Financial & 401(k) Resources

All signs indicate the market will see a tremendous amount of volatility in the short term as the market tries to digest the economic impacts of COVID-19. It is important to remember we have seen similar challenges before, and the market has historically recovered.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Sequoia Consulting Group. Articles and resources are based only available data from partners and open source information.

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