27 Mar 2020
During the last several weeks, the world has found itself in the midst of a rapidly developing pandemic. The new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has hit hard countries, resulting in entire cities being locked down and thousands of people in quarantine.
The spread of the disease has also affected the places where people spend a large portion of their day — their workplace.
At these hard times, companies are not only trying to stay afloat and develop but also ensure the safety of the employees and community members.
For Renderforest, the health and well-being of its team and users have always been a priority. Given how fast the situation is heating up, Renderforest has taken several steps to slow down the spread of the pandemic.
The first step the company took was entirely switching to remote work. While the home office option was always available for the team, this is our first experience having the whole team work remotely.
We've been lucky that the workflow of the company was not interrupted and we have the opportunity to continue improving our products even during these difficult times. Our team is working as usual, ready to assist our users anytime they may need help.
Given the situation, we have also decided to cancel all internal and external events to protect our team and the community here in Armenia. The organizational works of our second annual conference — ReInvent by Renderforest have also been put on hold for an unspecified period of time. The event was scheduled to take place in June of this year, and host around 1000 guests and speakers.
Right now, the mission of sharing accurate information and raising awareness about the things that matter seems as crucial as ever. Spreading information about how important it is to practice social distancing, wash hands thoroughly, and wear masks can help slow down the spread of the virus and save hundreds of lives.
However, as with any widely-discussed (or heated) topic among the public, many myths and misconceptions have been circulating. To separate myths from accurate facts, we have decided to create a short explainer video covering some of the more common misconceptions. Take a look at the video:
We have also updated our Instagram Stories Pack, adding a Coronavirus scene. Being an active promotional channel with 500 million daily active users, Instagram Stories can be a powerful tool for businesses and individuals alike to share information about the situation. Hopefully, a design available at fingertips anytime can further encourage the spread of information. Have a look at the scene below:
We believe that better results can be achieved when we work together. That’s why to help the spread of life-saving information during these uncertain times, as well as to encourage businesses and individuals to raise awareness among their audience, we have decided to make all HD exports of our Healthcare Explainer Toolkit free of charge for everyone.
The toolkit has more than 200 health-related scenes and was created with the aim to cater to the needs of the healthcare industry. We have used the template to create the short explainer video below, this time about the correct and harmless way of wearing a mask.
We hope this information will help you learn more about the situation around the world, what you can do to protect yourself and those around you, as well as learn about how our company is dealing with the pandemic. Depending on how the situation evolves, we will keep you updated on further steps we take to stop the spread of COVID-19.
If you’ve been looking for ways to join the fight against COVID-19, now is the right time. Have your say in slowing down the spread of the pandemic by creating and sharing a full HD informational video for free today!
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