The health, safety, and experience of our community is important to us. And since you work in close contact with others, you're more likely to catch or spread an illness.

Here's information on how you can take care of your health and the health of others.

What is the Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a type of virus (like the common cold and SARS). Most persons infected experience mild symptoms and recover, but some may be more serious.

We're monitoring its progress and following the guidance of The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

What precautions should I take?

Take extra care when cleaning your environment. Read the CDC guidance on cleaning. Here's a summary:

  • Focus on frequently touched areas
  • For dirty surfaces, clean before you disinfect
  • Use the appropriate cleaners for the type of surface area
  • Leave disinfectant on the surface for at least a minute

Or, watch this helpful video from the National Environment Agency.

For personal health, the best preventative measures to take are the same as with the common cold or the flu: 

  • Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cough/sneeze into your elbow
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Disinfect frequently touched object and surfaces
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care

Read CDC guidance here

My city has restricted travel. Am I allowed to work? 

Yes - gigs posted on Instawork are with businesses performing essential work. If a state or federal authority member asks, you can provide them with this certification to work amid COVID-19 from Instawork (see certification).

I'm sick - should I work the gig?

As always, it’s important that you take care of yourself first. If you’re sick, please cancel the gig and stay home, except to get medical care. To get the cancellation excused, See full policy

Thank you for caring for yourself and others. To learn more from the CDC, read more here.

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