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Twitter: Keeping our employees and partners safe during #coronavirus

From the Twitter blog, Jennifer Christie shares some of the steps Twitter is taking during the coronavirus crisis including paying contractors who are not able to work from home. Jennifer writes:

Moving to mandatory work from home globally + supporting our employees (Wednesday, March 11)
Our top priority remains the health and safety of our Tweeps, and we also have a responsibility to support our communities, those who are vulnerable, and the healthcare providers who are on the front lines of this pandemic. To continue this push, we are moving beyond our earlier guidance of “strongly encouraging work from home” provided on March 2 and have now informed all employees globally they must work from home.

We understand this is an unprecedented step, but these are unprecedented times. And we will continue to do all that we can to support our Tweeps, including: 

Paying our contractors, vendors and hourly workers
For contractors and hourly workers who are not able to perform their responsibilities from home, Twitter will continue to pay their labor costs to cover standard working hours while Twitter’s work-from-home guidance and/or travel restrictions related to their assigned office are in effect. 

Additional resources to support parents
As part of our ongoing global benefits support, Twitter is stepping in to ease additional expenses parents may be experiencing when their normal daycare closes due to COVID-19 by providing reimbursement for the additional daycare expenses incurred. 

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