Celayix Responds to Covid-19

We are living through unprecedented times, this much is obvious. What’s more ambiguous is what people and organizations are supposed to do in a situation like this. It’s often said that character is built during hard times, and it is challenges like our current one which define one’s true character. The global response to COVID-19 has been remarkable, showing heart-warming stories of cooperation, understanding, and human connection.

And by now, you’ve probably heard what a multitude of companies are doing in response to the crisis — the actions they are taking and what they are promising to do. The purpose of this post is to show people that you are not alone and that Celayix is doing all it can to help our people, our customers, and the wider community.

Our Customers:

What’s clear to see as a result of COVID-19 is how a pandemic like this affects different types of businesses and industries. Service-intensive, customer facing industries have had no choice but to either close their doors temporarily, or furlough staff.

On the other hand many companies in the healthcare industry are swamped, to say the least. Whatever side of this you find yourself one, we will do our very best to accommodate your needs during this time. A core value at Celayix is accountability. We want to show our valued customers that as part of the Celayix family, we will stay true to this value and be there for you, no matter what the circumstances.

Our People:

Speaking of our core values, one of the most important is happiness. During crises like this, it can be tough on people for a variety of reasons. One of these aspects that is perhaps less tangible than some others is people’s mental health and overall well-being.

In order to pull together during these wild times, our teams have stayed in touch with one another even with the move to remote work (see picture below!). Regular video calls, team meetings, and plain old chats have been a fixture of Celayix going remote. We have even shared some our tips, tricks and thoughts on how to be more productive and happy working from home. Check it out!

celayix employees on video chat screen having conference call

Our Community:

An important thing to keep in mind during a situation like this is to try to be there for the community. A strong sense of community during emergencies like these can bring people who have never met together and bind them to work toward a common cause.

At Celayix, we understand that people working in public health, public safety, and emergency services have been substantially affected. We want to help. We urge organizations in industries dealing directly with this crisis to reach out to us. If our software can help you function under the stress of this time, we would be proud to offer our services free of charge for the next few months.

Whether you’re a current client in need of assistance, or a member of the wider community dealing with this crisis, we want you to know that we are here to help.


Bonus FAQs on COVID-19:

Are there any drugs that treat or prevent COVID-19?

explanation that antibiotics do not work on coronavirus because it is a virus and not a bacteria

No, although there are trials underway for a number of drugs. The World Health Organization advises people to not try to treat themselves if they suspect they have the virus, and to seek medical help.

Can you avoid coronavirus with high heat or sun exposure?

explanation that heat and sun exposure does not kill or prevent coronavirus

No, you can catch COVID-19, no matter how sunny or hot the weather is. Countries with hot weather have reported cases of COVID-19. To protect yourself, make sure you clean your hands frequently and thoroughly and avoid touching your face.

Does cold weather kill the coronavirus?

Unfortunately for Canadians, it does not. Since it is transmitted through the air or by touch, temperature doesn’t matter nearly as much as keeping adequate social distance.

Is coronavirus transmitted by mosquitoes or flies?

explanation that mosquitoes cannot transmit COVID-19

Thankfully, no. Flies and mosquitoes (even if they bite you) will not spread the virus and, although pesky, are not a danger.

Can thermal scanners tell if you have coronavirus?

explanation that thermal scanners cannot detect coronavirus

Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have developed a fever, but cannot detect whether people are infected with the coronavirus. It takes between 2 and 10 days before people who are infected become sick and develop a fever, making detection very difficult.

Do flu vaccines help to prevent contracting COVID-19?

No, each flu vaccine is created with a specific flu strain in mind and there is not yet one developed for COVID-19, though development is currently underway.

Are only older people affected by COVID-19?

explanation that people of all ages are affected by COVID-19, but those with respiratory and immune issues are at greater risk

No, people of all ages can be infected and made very ill by the virus. People with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating COVID-19?

explanation that antibiotics do not work on coronavirus because it is a virus and not a bacteria

No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria. The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.

source: World Health Organization Mythbusters page