COVID-19

Your Safety IS Our Priority

 
The health of our National Interim Team is our top priority. This email is intended to provide our Interim Healthcare Travelers with information about the outbreak, measures being implemented to reduce its spread, and the impact on travel and other activities.
 
Galileo Search, LLC., is actively monitoring the situation and will make every effort to provide ongoing information that both informs and supports our field team. As your employer-of-record while on Galileo assignments, FoxHire will be providing information and guidance during the outbreak.
 
Thank you for being on both the forefront and the front-lines of protecting the public; we have never been prouder of you, the exceptional professionals, that we have the privilege of representing. 
 
Thank you,
 
Jim Brown
President, Galileo Search, LLC 
 

Information and Updates

 

Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020 - Updated Statement

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for tax returns has been extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020. The IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as possible. For those who can't file by the July 15, 2020 deadline, the IRS reminds individual taxpayers that everyone is eligible to request an extension to file their return. More
 

Planning Trips Home While on Assignment, Amidst an Outbreak

 
Airline travel is a challenge in the best of circumstances; add to that travel restrictions and cancellations and it can get down-right complicated. We hope the following information and resources can help you better plan and protect yourself, physically and financially, when you make plans to fly for your regular trips home, while on assignment. The bottom line despite the information and resources; be realistic but alert to the risk posed by COVID-19.
 
 

Guidelines for Air Travel; according to the CDC

 
Although the precautions and restrictions being issued regarding travel emphasizes cruise ship travel, CDC has issued guidelines for airlines, to keep their passengers safe.
 
With regard to passengers, there is a general guideline that encourages:
 
“Older adults and travelers with underlying health issues should avoid situations that put them at increased risk for more severe disease. This entails avoiding crowded places, avoiding non-essential travel such as long plane trips, and especially avoiding embarking on cruise ships.”
 
 

Get Travel Insurance, but ask about/read the fine print

 
Some types of travel insurance are more inclusive. Purchasing “cancel for any reason” or “change of mind” coverage upgrades are the best way to maximize the likelihood of being covered. Otherwise, the policy fine print should outline what the provider covers in cases of public health emergencies.
 
 

Hotel & Travel

 
Hotels are expected to follow health guidelines with regard to sanitation, but we have all seen the investigative reporting done on the cleanliness of hotel rooms. It is a good idea to maintain your own cleaning regimen while staying in a hotel / extended stay.
 

What should you do if you have symptoms during an assignment?

 
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 and have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread (see below) or been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19, you should seek medical care right away from a health care provider. Call ahead to let the health care provider know your symptoms and recent travel history. Please avoid contact with others until you have been evaluated by a health care provider. Read More
 

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

 
Commonly reported symptoms of COVID-19 infection include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and pneumonia. While the exact incubation period for the virus has not yet been determined, it is believed that most infected people will develop symptoms 2 to 14 days after exposure.
 
 
 
 
If you develop symptoms or are diagnosed with COVID-19, please observe the aforementioned steps, and then alert both FoxHire and Galileo Search, LLC., immediately.
 

Tips if You Must Self-Isolate

 
  • Stay in your room/accommodations and cancel housekeeping.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  • Do not use public transport like buses, trains, subways, airplanes or taxis.
  • Avoid visitors to your room/home.
  • Arrange for delivery services to carry out errands on your behalf. This includes shopping, getting medication and food.
  • When deliveries are made, ask the delivery company to leave them outside your door rather than handing them over personally.
 

How COVID-19 is Transmitted

Source: CDC.gov
 
 

Additional Resources

 
Monitor the Affected Areas
Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
 
Minimize Risk of Exposure
Source: World Health Organization
 
MYTH BUSTERS: WHO's COVID-19 Advice for the Public
 

Please be safe, use your best judgment and do not hesitate to contact one of the key contacts listed above or your recruiter.