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Employee Resources - Working from Home during COVID-19 Weekly Highlights

Below are a few highlights from this week's Employee Resources - Working from Home during COVID-19 update! To review more resources, supports and training recommendations, please visit the Employee Resources - COVID-19 page on MyMohawk.

Morneau Shepell Recent Updates

Managing Expectations about the “New Normal”

As restrictions meant to stop the spread of the virus are relaxed, public spaces and retailers will open, and schools will welcome students back to the classroom if they have not already. However, even as life begins to “return to normal,” certain things will undoubtedly look different.

It is hard to say with absolute certainty what life post-pandemic will be like—especially in the coming months—so it is important to manage your expectations and prepare yourself for differences.

Read this article to learn more!



How to Manage Anxiety Around Mask Wearing

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks or face coverings—whether mandated or recommended—are becoming more common place in public spaces in an effort to slow the community spread of the virus. However, some people feel anxious about wearing a mask or experience anxiety when donning a mask.

Read this article to learn more on what you can do to help ease some of the anxiety around mask wearing!


Helping Your Kids Adjust to Going Back to School After Lockdown

The lockdown has been a challenging time for families as children and their parents have had to work out how to balance school, work, and play while dealing with anxieties and worries about the pandemic.

Similarly, returning to school presents its own challenges and adjustments for the entire family. However, by planning ahead, you can help your child make the adjustment into their school routine and ease them into any changes that it may bring.

Read this article helpful strategies!



Coping with Stress from Making Education Decisions for your Kids Due to COVID-19

Many parents are facing difficult questions around whether or not to send their children to school as schools make decisions around what teaching will look like in the new academic year. This has brought with it a new wave of uncertainty and the stress that comes with it as people weight their personal comfort with the idea of a return to school while the virus is still active in many communities.

Read this article for some helpful coping strategies!