COVID-19 disease; SARS-CoV-2 Virus

Maintenance Connection Canada

Created: 2020.03.06 | Last updated: 2021.01.15

Our Comments About COVID-19 (Disease) SARS-CoV-2 (Virus):

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, through the COVID-19 disease is changing our society quickly. We have chosen to NOT be one of the ones plugging your email addresses with our COVID-19 thoughts and responses every day. Here are our comments, we will update them as seems appropriate over the coming months and years.

This blog started when our owner got back from a business trip to Central America in early March 2020. In 2022 it was decided that most of the 'details' in 2020 and 2021 were probably not worth keeping and so it has been removed. If you really care ... ask and we'll give you the backup.

We are experts in WFH:

The owner of MCC has been an expert in the WFH (Work From Home) culture for 30 years. Over 90% of MCC staff have been working from home since ‘day one’.

The other 10% also works most of the time from home and we reduced this further a few weeks ago to the point that none of our staff have worked from ‘the office’ for over a month now (So as of early April, 2020).

We are doing the final stages of converting our accounting and related systems to electronic only. We have been, again, more than 90% of the way there already, our goal is 100%.

Really, the only thing holding us back from reaching the 100% goal is that some customers still send payment via paper cheques in the mail.

If you would like our assistance in getting your WFH working more efficient, contact us, even if you just want a short talk to learn from our successes and mistakes.

Other responses:

We suspended all non-essential travel until it is deemed prudent.

For sales 'in' country our staff are in, it will be at the discretion of the salesperson and the customer whether in person sales change to fully electronic, subject to following all local rules plus any practical ways to increase safety of the individuals on our team and the people we come in contact with. Avoidance of contact being the primary technique we are recommending and following.