Remote Work in the Face of the Coronavirus


There are three criteria a virus must have before it can be characterized as a pandemic. They are as follows:

  1. The virus must cause severe illness, including death.
  2. The virus must demonstrate sustainability through person-to-person contact.
  3. The virus must experience worldwide spread.

As of March 10, 2020, there are 19 deaths in the U.S, over 4000 deaths worldwide, an emergence of patients contracting the virus from other people, and 114,422 confirmed cases found in 115 countries. Because of these optics, there are growing concerns that the coronavirus (COV1D-19), is becoming a pandemic. As a result, many employers and employees are considering remote work.



Image from the Center of Disease Control: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.

Concerned about finding work during this public health crisis? This article will tell you what you need to know about the coronavirus and the jobs you can get working from the safety of your own home.

Let’s start with what we know about the coronavirus based off information collected by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO):

What is COV1D-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that originated in bats. The outbreak was initially caused by animal-to-person contact but is now spreading rapidly from person-to-person, spreading when a sick person sneezes, coughs, talks, or breathes.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Most cases of COV1D-19 have resulted in mild symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, and fever. There is a higher risk of pneumonia, kidney failure, and death among older people and those with respiratory illnesses.

What is the treatment for the coronavirus?

Currently, there is no cure or approved medications to treat COV1D-19.

What may happen with the coronavirus?

More COV1D-19 cases and deaths will likely be reported over time.

What is the impact of the coronavirus on business?

Despite the crisis, there is currently no federal requirement for employers to pay sick leave. Employees will have to depend on the generosity of their companies to determine if they can get paid for sick time, use the sick time they have now or work from home.

The latter option is a growing trend among companies, with 31 major companies asking their employees to work from home. This trend could prove to be popular among those who previously doubted working remotely. Employees and companies are starting to realize that much of their work can be done without them ever stepping foot outside their homes.


Tutoring Jobs 

Virtual Assistant Jobs 

Web Design/Digital Services Jobs 

If you are a freelancer or an employee faced with having to take unpaid days off, there is a host of remote work you can do to fill your time and your pockets. Check out a full list at

Hire Me Center is the world’s largest marketplace for household and business services. On Hire Me Center’s platform you will find a variety of projects posted by companies and individuals seeking freelance workers. When you become a performer for Hire Me Center, you can choose the projects that you want, set your own prices, and work on your own schedule. You can jumpstart or enhance your freelance career by creating a profile for free and listing the services you offer.

The expansion of the gig economy is inevitable, and with the recent spread of the coronavirus, it is growing faster than ever. Stay ahead of the curve and join Hire Me Center today.

Author, Davinia Osborne.

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