Information on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

Everyone is being affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the federal community is no exception.

During this time, it is critical to focus on what is important. For FedSmith, that is our readers and authors, namely their health and safety and working to continue providing the federal community important news.

We wanted to share some information with you about how we are dealing with the situation.

Health and Safety

FedSmith has always been a remote operation. Consequently, the trend of companies and federal agencies moving to remote work to avoid human contact and viral spread does not represent a change for us.

Website Availability

We utilize a number of vendors and software platforms to run the extensive free service we provide to the federal community. All of them are internet/cloud-based services that are backed by a secure and global infrastructure which means they will remain up and running 24/7. All of the vendors we use have disaster prevention plans and have said their operations will be unfazed by this event. That means the FedSmith network of websites will continue to stay up and running as well.

News Updates

We have focused heavily on providing news about the coronavirus situation as it relates to the federal workforce so you will remain informed. We could not provide our service to the federal community without the expertise shared by the authors who write for FedSmith, and we owe a big thanks to them for staying on top of this situation and increasing the number of articles they write on the coronavirus.

To see all articles on our site related to the coronavirus, just follow the #coronavirus tag.

How to Get Updates

There are multiple ways you can follow our news updates:

  • Visit anytime, day or night. We update the site on a daily basis.
  • Follow us on social media: Facebook and Twitter
  • Subscribe to our email lists. We strongly recommend using a personal email address (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo) as some agencies block or restrict email content, especially when accessing over a VPN or outside of the office.
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

We realize that this is a challenging time for all of us and that the disruption in federal agencies is significant and can vary dramatically from agency to agency. We hope everyone will stay healthy, keep focused on the future, and remember that we will persevere through this.