Back to work…?

Hi everyone, it’s Tim Guim from PCH Technologies.

Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and sadly took summer with it. The month of September marks the beginning of Fall which we all know means school and work are back in full swing! But this year, September is looking a little bit different.  Several school districts are sticking with remote learning or using a hybrid model for the beginning of the year as a safety precaution. Many offices in the area are also following a similar course while COVID-19 is still out there.

So, what does this all mean?

Well, it means that your #1 priority should be making sure that the computer you are using for school, work, or both, is secure. Having the correct cyber security software is so important for preventing viruses and hackers from disrupting your remote learning or working. If this year taught us anything its that safety should be a top priority!

Communication is also a key factor during this time. Of course, we all want to be near each other in order to collaborate and be social but that just isn’t in the cards for many of us right now. With that being said- Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! Seeing and hearing people’s voices can be so helpful in a work and school environment and make us feel more together in a time of so much uncertainty.

So, all this remote learning talk is making us wonder- what’s next? Where do we go from here?

Technology is evolving so quickly that maybe we will all be back together sooner than we think (or at least we hope)! Non-contact temperature assessment devices that can screen for a high temperature as well as scan you in order to assess that your mask is on correctly, have began popping up in schools and work places to ensure the safety of everyone in the building.

Some companies are even requiring employees to fill out an electronic questionnaire to confirm that you have no COVID-19 symptoms and have not been in contact with anyone who has. Access to the building is only granted after you have successfully passed the assessment.

These are just some of the ways that technology is helping us to get back to our (somewhat) normal school and work lives in a safe way.

But whatever this Fall may look like for you- remember to always stay safe & secure!