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If you would like to receive email updates on COVID-19, please send an email to info@visualmediaalliance.org

COVID-19 Information
Info for Business Owners
Info for Employers
HR & Compliance Resources
  • ThinkHR COVID-19 Resources
    (VMA Member LOGIN REQUIRED – Contact jessica@visualmediaalliance.org) Comprehensive list of COVID-19 HR-related employer resources ranging from CDC and OSHA materials to ThinkHR templates including employee communications and agreements for telecommuting.
  • California Agencies Release Guidance on COVID-19
    State and local administrative agencies have released guidance to employers regarding wage and hour issues, paid sick leave, disability and unemployment insurance for situations involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
  • Employee Letter Template Allowing Essential Business Work
    This letter template, courtesy of our southern neighbor, PIASC attempts to provide evidence for your employee’s use to prove they work for an essential business when stopped by authorities in question.
Government Support & Aid
Remote Working Resources
At Home Workouts, Nutrition, and Health

The following companies are offering temporary free access to their streaming classes and/or memberships:

  • Grokker: Grokker is providing complimentary access to its on-demand video wellbeing solution to individuals, employers, and non-profits through April 30, 2020. During this time, users will have access to Grokker’s holistic wellbeing programs and videos – including fitness, mental health, nutrition, sleep and financial wellness. This includes access expert encouragement, GrokTalk and the support of the Grokker community.
  • Peloton: Day Free Trial: Stream any Peloton class on your phone, tablet or TV free for 90 days. This includes yoga and meditation; cardio, cycling, or running workouts; & strength in bodyweight and strength training classes.
  • Wellbeats: Access 500+ workouts from the convenience of your home (Available until April 30th)
  • PVolve: Choose from 200+ videos, with new ones added weekly. Filter by length, body focus and more. Extended 30 Day Free Trial, No Credit Card Needed.
  • Daily Burn: If you miss the social aspect of workout classes, consider giving Daily Burn a try. Their engaged online community could help you stay motivated while you’re self-quarantined. In addition to thousands of recorded group workouts (from Pilates to postnatal classes), they also provide virtual one-on-one training sessions through the smartphone app. Free 30 Day Trial.
Mental Health Resources

Many associations, lawyers and HR firms are providing free webinars on important COVID-19 topics. Here are some examples we’ve liked, most are recorded and can be accessed later. Many are reoccurring. We will post these to our COVID-19 Resource Page. If you hear of one you like or would like to share any COVID-19 resources you hear about, please email shannon@visualmediaalliance.org.

Other Resources
Contact Us

These are extraordinary times so please stay safe. We know this will be a very challenging time for everyone in our industry. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to contact us as we are here to support your business. Incidentally, all of our commercial and health insurance account managers on staff are here to help with all of your insurance questions that may arise out of this crisis. ThinkHR is also available for your HR questions.

Ian Flynn, VMA President, ian@visualmediaalliance.org

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