As the novel coronavirus illness, COVID-19, situation evolves, the health and well-being of our employees, clients, and freelancers are our top priorities. Creative Circle is adhering to guidance from regional/local health authorities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Canadian Public Health Association, and the World Health Organization (WHO). We are diligently monitoring this very fluid situation and we will continue to provide updates as the situation develops.

As of today, all Creative Circle offices are open for business. In most cases, our teams are working remotely, but you can still reach us via phone and email, just like you normally do. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have a business need.

Last updated: March 25, 2020 at 12:10 p.m. PST

Your health and safety are of utmost importance. Please follow the below guidelines.

  • Notify us immediately by submitting this form and do not come to the workplace if you are exhibiting signs, have been subject to potential exposure, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have any other reason to believe you were exposed to the virus. You should also phone your healthcare provider right away.
  • Notify us immediately of travel to CDC Level 3 or Level 2 countries and do not come into the workplace after such travel, before being cleared by the company.
  • You may be subject to up to 14 days of restriction from the workplace and may be required to supply a healthcare provider’s certificate to return to work.
  • If you are sick, stay home to avoid spreading germs. Please do not return to work until you are free of fever (100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater, using an oral thermometer), signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g., cough suppressants).
  • Do not come to the workplace if you have any flu symptoms or are otherwise ill. If you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness, you must be 24 hours symptom-free without the aid of medication before returning to work.
  • If you have specific health concerns about coming to a Creative Circle office or client facility, please submit this form, so we can work with you individually.

Please work with the client to understand and comply with their company’s specific policies and procedures surrounding COVID-19.

If you would like to get in touch regarding COVID-19, submit your questions or concerns. For your reference, we’ve put together additional Coronavirus FAQs here.

We are here for you! The majority of our freelancers are fully equipped to work remotely. In cases where our freelancers do not have the ability to work from home, our local teams will work with you to identify a replacement, with the ability to work remotely on any ongoing projects and efforts.

Consistent with CDC guidance, we have taken the following steps and asked freelancers to:

  • Notify us and not come to the workplace if they are exhibiting signs, have been subject to potential exposure, have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have any other reason to believe they were exposed to the virus.
  • Inform us of travel to CDC Level 3 and Level 2 countries and to not come into the workplace after such travel, before being cleared by the company.
  • Not come to the workplace if they have any flu symptoms or are otherwise ill. Freelancers with symptoms of acute respiratory illness have been told to be 24 hours symptom-free without the aid of medication before returning to work.
  • Understand that they may be subject to up to 14 days of restriction from the workplace and may be required to supply a healthcare provider’s certificate to return to work.

We have also advised our current candidates to work with you to understand and comply with your company’s specific policies and procedures surrounding COVID-19. If you currently have a Creative Circle freelancer on staff, we ask that you share your company’s specific COVID-19 protocol with that individual.

For any additional questions, contact your account executive, or submit your questions or concerns, and we will respond to you as soon as possible.