As the world grapples with and works to overcome COVID-19 and its impacts on all of our lives, we are humbled by the extraordinary commitment made every day by the men and women of Switch to ensure that their families, communities and this company remain strong.
During the height of the pandemic, Switch provided important support to local communities and at its Prime Campus locations. Also, utilizing the expertise of Quinn Pauly, MD, FAAFP, Switch’s Chief Medical Officer, we established internal safety protocols to ensure the health and safety of our employees and partners.
We established and coordinated the Business Emergency Operations Committee and the Business Information Network for government agencies.
We also supported our local communities with the following programs:
In Las Vegas, as a leading sponsor of the “Switch to Kindness!” Campaign, a partnership with the Vegas Chamber and the Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation we supported the development of a platform to purchase electronic gift cards from local businesses to be distributed to Southern Nevada first responders.
In Northern Nevada, through the “COVID Kindness” program we provided front-line health care workers with hot meals.
In Michigan, through a partnership with The Grand Rapids Chamber, we supported local restaurants and provided meals to over 1,000 health care and public safety workers.
In Atlanta, through a partnership Douglas Strong Fund, we supported local restaurants and provided daily meals to hundreds of healthcare and public safety workers in addition to funding for Elevate Douglas COVID Relief Small Business Grant Fund, in a partnership with Google, Douglasville, the Douglas Chamber and the Douglas County Economic Development Department; We provided multiple FLU vaccine clinics at all Prime locations to reduce the risk and impact of employees and dependents contracting influenza infections during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We hosted a blood drive during which employee blooddonors were also screened for COVID-19 antibodies so that those with a high concentration of antibodies could volunteer to have their antibodies used to treat others suffering from COVID-19.
We have seamlessly transitioned our non-data center staff to a safe and productive remote work environment and have maintained 100% continuity of our operations for our clients.
We offered a Pandemic Parenting Speaker Series to all team members to aid with the challenges of parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic; and a Speaker Series featuring Dr. Pauly which provided an overview on the COVID-19 vaccines and answered questions that were submitted by team members.
We continue to closely monitor developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and remain in close contact with state and local authorities in each of our PRIME campus locations to ensure the safety of our employees, clients and suppliers.