Posts in COVID-19

  1. The COVID-19 Vaccine Quandary Part 2: To Mandate or Not to Mandate?

    With several approved vaccines in distribution around the country, employers are anxiously trying to do their due diligence and create frameworks for a safe return to in-person environments. As a result of many questions surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and whether to mandate it to return to work, PSA recently partnered with experts in the medical […]

  2. The COVID-19 Vaccine Quandary Part 1: Dispelling Myths

    We’ve all had to become infectious disease experts in the last twelve months. Now we need to become experts on COVID-19 vaccines as we continue to manage our workplaces. As a result of many questions surrounding the vaccines and whether to mandate vaccination to return to work, PSA recently partnered with experts in the medical […]

  3. The COVID-19 Vaccine — Know the Facts!

    After almost a year of enduring the pandemic, the first phase of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are being administered. For many, this provides hope and relief, while for others, it is anxiety-provoking. We hope that this piece will answer your questions about the vaccines currently being offered (as of 1/13/2021) and put your mind at ease […]

  4. Small Business F&L Construction Inc.’s Recipe for Thriving, Not Just Surviving the Pandemic

    F&L Construction Inc. is a locally-owned small business that has been serving the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area since 1991, providing services in general contracting, construction management, design-build, and site development. I recently had the opportunity to speak with their founder and CEO, Freddie Winston, a long-time and devoted client of PSA, about how F&L Construction, […]

  5. Managing Chronic Conditions to Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19 Infection

    COVID-19 symptoms can vary widely. While many may experience little to no symptoms, the impact for some is long-term and life-threatening. With COVID-19 cases still rampant and coinciding with flu season in the United States, health experts have continued to express the importance of proper protection and unnecessary risk avoidance. This advice is particularly crucial for individuals with chronic health conditions because they are more susceptible to infections due to an already weakened immune system and organs unable to fight the virus.  

  6. Stress Management Techniques for Happier Employees

    On August 28th, PSA is closing at noon to give employees some “mandatory” rest and relaxation. These past few months have been stressful for everyone, so to promote mental health, we’ve put together some simple stress management techniques that can be done anywhere at any time.  Relaxation is a great way to cope with everyday stress and to ease your mind. It is a way to refocus your attention and increase awareness in your mind […]

  7. High Blood Pressure and Coronavirus

    By now we known that people with any type of immunocompromised condition are more likely to contract, suffer symptoms, and even die from COVID-19 than healthy individuals. If you have Hypertension (otherwise known as high blood pressure), which is a fairly common condition in the U.S., your COVID-19 risks are significantly increased.

  8. Balancing Parenting and Returning to Work During COVID-19

    Armed with new policies regarding COVID-19, many employers are prepared for their staff to return to physical worksites. This shift from working remotely and all that comes with it (e.g. being full-time employees, teachers, babysitters, etc.) to returning to work in your former lifestyle will no doubt be an adjustment for both you and your […]

  9. Reporting and Reconciling FFCRA and CARES Tax Credits (Benefit Minute)

    The Internal Revenue Service has released an updated Form 941 (Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return) to account for Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) qualified leave wages and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) employee retention wages and payroll tax deferrals. The form generally applies for wages paid beginning April 2020. Detail of […]