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Work From Home to Reduce your Exposure to COVID-19

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As the novel Coronavirus continues to spread, we’re hearing this advice more and more: work from home to avoid spreading COVID-19. Just a month after it was first detected in China, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern on January 30. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the biggest efforts at this time are preventative measures to lessen the spread of the virus. And the WHO recommends staying home if you feel unwell, even with mild symptoms like a runny nose or headache. So, whether you’re feeling sick or not, it’s good to have the option to work remotely—and the ability to do it securely. Here are some tips to help you set up a strong work-from-home environment that will keep you both healthy and productive.

Protect Your ‘Work From Home’ Users

We’ve written numerous posts on how to build an identity-based perimeter with a zero-trust framework on Microsoft 365. Here is a collection of some of our basic security recommendations to implement before allowing your users to work remotely.

Use Microsoft Teams to Work From Home


Microsoft Teams offers a flexible remote workspace centered around group communication. Coworkers in different locations can chat, conference call, or hold video meetings remotely. They can also collaborate jointly on files in real time—Microsoft Teams integrates really nicely with other Office 365 applications. Plus, if you’re working from home and need a little fresh air, you can install Teams on your phone so you’ll be accessible during a walk around your neighborhood.

Those of us here at Infused Innovations, as well as at Microsoft, want to make it as easy as possible for you to incorporate Microsoft Teams into your remote workflow:

Other Microsoft Tools for Working From Home

Tips From Our Staff on How to Work From Home

Here are some additional tips from remote workers on our own team, to help your work from home experience run smoothly:

Closing Thoughts on Working From Home


Hopefully, these tips and tools will make the idea of working at home sound a little less daunting. And once you give it a try, you may even find yourself thankful that you can skip the daily traffic and work in the comfort of your pajamas, with your essential oils diffusing gently on the nightstand. Get your Microsoft Teams trial set up now, so tomorrow you can roll out of bed, slay those tasks, and keep your family healthy all at the same time.

Wondering how working from home has affected your brain? Check out our post about EEG patterns of remote workers.


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