Helpful Ideas, Tips and Hacks for Work and Life at Home

Updated 3/25/20

Telework and Business Continuity Resources for Employers from Midtown Transportation 

Many Midtown employers are looking to telework to ensure their workforce can stay healthy and productive in the coming weeks. Whether expanding an existing telework program or developing a telework program for the first time, Midtown Transportation is here to help. Our team of experts is offering free resources and expedited consulting services to Midtown employers looking to ensure business continuity during COVID-19.

Get Telework Resources and Documentation Here                    Request Consultation 

 

Employers: Register for the Georgia Commute Options' "Telework in the Time of COVID-19" webinar series:

Webinar 1: “Managing Remotely” // March 18th - Watch Replay
Webinar 2: “Creating A Business Environment That Is Safe For Teleworking” // March 24th
Webinar 3: “Collaborative Technologies for Telework” // March 26th

 

 


Updated 3/27/20

Arts and Culture Organizations Offering Virtual/Livestream Performances and Activities


Alliance Theatre - Order a streaming video performance of Mo Willems' "Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed" musical ($)

Center for Puppetry Arts - Curriculum-based workshops and Digital Learning interactive puppet shows. View schedule.

High Museum of Art - YouTube video library for #MuseumFromHome (recorded) experiences. Online blog featuring activities to do with kids. 

Museum of Design Atlanta - Currently offering online activities and downloads for both adults and kids. More interactive offerings in development. 

Whole World Theatre - Currently working on logistics to do a livestream performance.

 

District 2 Councilmember Amir Farokhi hosted a virtual town hall on March 26 about COVID-19 and how it is impacting the Atlanta arts and culture community. Read the recap of what was discussed, including event postponement announcements, relief for artists that have lost gigs and more.


Updated 3/18/20

A Digest of Helpful Articles and Hacks To Make It Work While Being Separated 

Get Your Household Ready - Tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for preparing your house, practicing preventive actions and staying in touch. 

How to Flatten the Curve - Why outbreaks like novel coronavirus spread exponentially, plus some simulations of what happens when different percentages of the population practice “social distancing.”

Productivity Tips For Working From Home - Stay focused, block out noise from the neighbors and test out telecommuting platforms like Zoom.

Work On Your Fitness From A Distance - Gyms and fitness studios are temporarily shuttering across the country, but you can practice social distancing and keep your 2020 fitness goals in sight by downloading apps like those by Down Dog. Free through April 1, the app developer has apps for yoga, 7-minute workouts, HIIT and barre. 

Free Bodyweight-Only Workouts from Fitbod - Log workouts for free, no gym equipment needed. 

How to Rock that Webinar - Webinars are becoming the new normal for many office workers used to meeting face-to-face. Here’s a few tips for how to keep them organized — and interesting. 

 


 

 

Still OK to get your steps in while we flatten the curve.

If we can't hang out together, it's good to see people getting out and walking. If you're looking for a distraction while you're out on a walk, check out 100+ historical sites, public art pieces, and other points of interest using the Discoveries feature on our IN*MidtownATL smartphone app. We'll change out the info from time to time with suggestions on what to visit when you venture outside.

 

 

 


3/27/20

Colony Square is encouraging people in Midtown to "See a Heart, Share a Heart" by posting heart-shaped designs in windows at home to show solidarity. Download the heart template here.


Social Distancing Etiquette - Here’s some social distancing best practices to follow during the COVID-19 outbreak from the “Miss Manners” of germs.

Can Dogs Get Coronavirus? A pet-owners guide. 

Log a Telework Commute for Points - You don’t have to leave the house to get your points from Georgia Commute Options. Find out how to earn cash and win prizes by working from home! Georgia Commute Options is also offering two more webinars this month on how to telework effectively here.

Live Your Best Quarantined Life - Everything you need to remain a functioning member of society from long-form articles to recipes and parenting tips.

Tour A World Famous Museum From Your Couch - Experience the best museums from London to Seoul. 

Visit a National Park from Your Living Room - Take a virtual tour of volcanoes in Hawaii, rock formations in Bryce Canyon, coral reefs at Dry Tortugas and more.


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