How COVID-19 Is Impacting Data Professionals

Remote work isn’t the future. It’s a current reality, with nearly 75% of U.S. workers working remotely at least some of the time, according to Owl Labs’ State of Remote Work 2019 Report. Data scientists and other data professionals are no exception to the rule and are able to bring their work home with them if and when the need, or desire, arises. However, a switch to remote work isn’t as straightforward as simply taking a work laptop home.

Telemedicine’s Critical Role in the COVID-19 Crisis

Imagine you were feeling ill and could chat with your primary care doctor about your symptoms—without having to get up from your couch, without compromising the ongoing social distancing and self-quarantine mandates. This isn’t a newfangled piece of technology that may exist in the future, years from now. This currently exists—has existed in various forms for decades—and it’s called “telemedicine.” 

Nonprofits in the Time of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the globe, many nonprofits are left in a precarious financial position due to canceled galas and events—which often constitute a vital portion of yearly fundraising revenue. Furthermore, nonprofits who engage with vulnerable populations through program and service delivery face another challenge: protecting their staff while continuing to help these vulnerable populations access the critical services they need.