Public Health Update – COVID-19 + Telework Tips

We hope everyone is staying home and being safe during this difficult time. Thank you for your efforts to “social distance” to help us flatten the curve. We are so thankful that most transit agencies in Oregon are still up and running so people can access jobs, food, medicine, and doctor’s appointments. Hopefully this situation will all end soon and everything goes back to normal so we can start walking, biking, riding transit and carpooling to and from work again on a regular basis. If you are able to telecommute for your job, below are some useful tips. Thank you for supporting ToGo and we wish you all the very best during this unprecedented time.

  1. Create a schedule – Remote employees should set an alarm, plan to be at their work station at a certain time, take scheduled breaks and lunches, and conclude work at a pre-planned hour.
  • Stay active – As with on-site desk work, remote employees need to be conscious about sitting too much. A midday walk, jog, or bike ride around the neighborhood can work wonders for health and morale. Just be sure to practice social distancing. 
  • Communicate with coworkers – Set up recurring virtual meetings and conference calls with your team for check-ins and updates. Make sure to effectively communicate tasks, responsibilities, and deadlines. 
  • Stick to an agenda – Create a to-do list each day, in keeping with management and supervisor expectations, and plan your day to make sure you reach your goals.