September 16th, 2020
As of September 14th, Israel has become the first wealthy country to have a second Coronavirus lockdown. Israel’s Health Ministry Ronni Gamzu initially stated that he would not recommend a second lockdown for the country. However, in recent days Israel has had nearly 4,000 new cases daily. Health directors have warned that at the current rate, the healthcare system could collapse. While the new lockdown affects the denizens of Israel, it also works as a model for other wealthy nations if similar circumstances arise.
With governments reopening schools and businesses globally, we think it is likely that secondary closures and disruptions may occur elsewhere, globally. These are our tips on how to prepare, if that situation arises.
The processes you put in place during the first lockdown should work equally as well a second time around. Make sure that students or employees know which virtual space they will be meeting in. If access was altered, you may want to assign others as admin users to set up the space more swiftly.
If you have not committed to part or full time remote work, this would be a good time to do it. It may also be a great time to save money on your office space by moving into a smaller office or cancelling all together. Educators should speak with admins about setting up permanent virtual research rooms and lecture halls.
We have created an online interactive Beis Medrash for continued learning during and after the lockdowns. If you find that your Beis Medrash needs virtual options please reach out to support and we will be happy to get you setup promptly. You can create a virtual Beis Medrash in minutes, and have everyone speaking, sharing and learning again in a short time.
We have created a Hebrew localization that we hope is useful for business and educators.