March 10, 2020 COVID-19 and the workforce: What LandrumHR is telling hundreds of local and national businesses PENSACOLA, FL – March 9, 2020 -- As hand sanitizer and face masks fly off the shelves due to the coronavirus, LandrumHR is encouraging businesses not to panic and advising them on how to keep employees safe. “We’ve had a lot of calls from our clients wondering what they should do,” said Britt Landrum, III, President of LandrumHR and hrQ. “Our primary concern is, of course, the health and well-being of our employees and the businesses we serve, but also to share as much information as we can to keep those businesses operating safely.” LandrumHR provides full-service human resources and staffing services to hundreds of local companies along the gulf coast and across the country. And everyone wants to know what they can do to help prevent the spread of the virus without closing their doors. LandrumHR and hrQ have compiled a resource for employers that combines CDC information, the companies’ business and employment law knowledge, and other relevant resources. They recommend a three-step action plan of preventing the spread through cleaning, informing employees about prevention, and practicing remote work policies where feasible to mitigate risk. Additionally, they advise testing the technology that makes work-from-home programs possible before it is too late. “Preparation is not only important for an issue like the coronavirus; this is something companies should be prepared to do in case of a hurricane, ice storm, or any condition that makes it unsafe for employees to travel -- or congregate in a meeting room,” added Kara Bloomberg, COO of LandrumHR. For more information, quotes, or updates about how COVID-19 is impacting local businesses and the workforce, contact LandrumHR. About LandrumHR LandrumHR helps organizations around the nation simplify their people equation through permanent and interim staffing, human capital consulting, HR outsourcing and workforce solutions. Our integrated offerings allow us to make the business of people easier. To learn more visit www.landrumhr.com or www.hrqinc.com.