New clothes, senior portraits and virtual hangouts: How to salvage special back-to-school moments amid a pandemic

By Jenna Ryu USA TODAY If you thought one semester of remote learning was unbearable, get ready for round two. As coronavirus cases continue to spike throughout the U.S., many schools and ...

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Round 2 of Online School: How to get your remote learning act together for fall

By Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY Kids aren't the only ones dreading another semester of online classes. Parents have pretty much been struggling with adjusting to the "new normal" of online school ...

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UPDATED – Standard Operating Procedure for Staff Exposure to the COVID-19 Virus

Please Click Here to download the updated SOP document regarding Procedure for Staff Exposure to the COVID-19 Virus. Frequently Asked Questions USOSM and our Partner Practices follow the CDC ...

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CDC Offers Considerations for Travelers

The country is beginning to open and with summer comes travel.  Here are some things to think about before you head out on that vacation.   Coronavirus in the United ...

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CDC Updates How COVID-19 Spreads

How COVID-19 Spreads https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from ...

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Allergies or COVID-19?

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Staying Sharp in Dull Seasons

Contributed by Mary Nixon, Vice President of Practice Transition   Have you been feeling this way lately? “I just feel off right now.” “I don’t feel like I’m in rhythm. I ...

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Safe Summer Vacation Ideas

By Nicquel Terry Ellis - USA TODAY If you're going to take a vacation this summer, health experts say to look for a trip where you can practice social distancing. Here are some options. Is it ...

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How to be Happy [Even If You’ve Forgotten What it Feels Like]

In case you need a quick reminder - there is a formula to being ...

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Benefits Vendors Links: how they are managing COVID19

Benefits Vendors Links and how they are managing COVID19. BCBS-  https://www.bcbstx.com/covid-19?WT.mc_id=TXEMAONL1261480 Lincoln Financial Group- https://www.lfg.com/public/COVID-19 VSP: ...

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NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

April 16, 2020 NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”) provides that an employer may exclude employees from the Act’s Paid Sick Leave and/or ...

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Return to Work Operations Checklist

Return to Full Service - Operations Checklist   Administrative  Review 2 week rolling schedule  Determine hours and days of operations by location  Determine staffing plan  ...

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Return to Work Policies and Procedures

Time to head back to work in our "new normal".  But what does that return to work look like? NOVEL CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 PANDEMIC:  MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT FLOW, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND INFECTION ...

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50 Self-Affirmations to Help You Stay Motivated Every Day

By Dean Bokhari Contrary to popular belief, a self affirmation will work to motivate you, but there’s a catch: it is only effective if you have high self-esteem. According to a 2009 study, ...

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Top 12 Organization Tips

Like the rest of us, you have some time on your hands to finally do some organizing around the house.  No matter what area you're organizing or how much space you have, follow these 12 simple ...

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Fun Online Classes For Kids To Learn, Create And Move At Home

By Danielle Gonzalez HuffPost Life Apr 3, 2020 (Photo: 10'000 Hours via Getty Images) Keeping bored kids entertained isn’t easy, especially if you’re trying to avoid them streaming ...

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5 Mistakes People Make When Wearing Face Masks For Coronavirus

Face masks have become part of the new normal in America following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that people wear them in public. But simply wearing one doesn’t ...

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6 Best Video Apps for Staying Connected During Quarantine

It's almost like you're in the same room. Almost By Tessa Robinson  As more and more states issue mandatory lock downs and stay home orders in the wake of COVID-19, people are finding any and ...

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Entertaining Kids Without Buying a Thing

By Courtney Harman, Chief Operating Officer Here is a list of things to do to keep the kids entertained with nothing you really have to buy: Hardwood Ice Skating - Place Lysol® wipes on their ...

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) – COVID-19 Policy Updates

Frequently Asked Question's Q: What are the new policies implemented by BCBSTX? A:  On April 10, 2020, BCBSTX announced that they will be waiving member cost-sharing related to treatment for ...

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Email Phishing Security Update

By Chad Ehmke, Chief Information Officer The number of phishing attacks has gone up 600% since people have started Shelter In Place (SIP).  It’s very important that we are EXTRA vigilant about ...

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Lincoln Financial Group EmployeeConnect ℠

USOSM is offering Lincoln Financial Group EmployeeConnect ℠ to all furloughed and non-furloughed staff members. EmployeeConnect℠ offers an array of confidential services to help you and your ...

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CARES Act and Retirement Accounts – FAQ’s

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, primarily focused on economic stimulus for businesses, families and individuals, also presents ...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act – FAQ’s

Overview:  On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Acts was signed into law. This was the second major piece of legislation to address the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic ...

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related ...

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CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act – FAQ’s

Q:  What is the CARES Act? A:  On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. This law is the third stimulus package from ...

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Georgia Employee – FAQ’s

Georgia Furlough FAQ USOSM MUST wait seven (7) days between payment week ending dates, to file claims. Employees do NOT have to file an unemployment insurance claim. USOSM will complete for ...

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Your Retirement and Navigating Market Declines

By Jim McQuillan, President - RJF Financial Services, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC   With all the volatility in the markets at this time, being nervous about your retirement savings is ...

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Unemployment Application – FAQ

Q:  What address do I use if I am in a Non-Clinical role? A:  201 East John Carpenter FWY, Suite 660 | Irving, TX 75062 | 469-351-7470 Q:  Do I use my original hire date for the practice and ...

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COVID-19 Impacted Employees – FAQ’s

Q:  Can I work during my furlough? A:  You can work while on furlough at another position. However, keep in mind that you will need to report those earnings on your weekly unemployment ...

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