Committed to Our Clients & Associates

These are overwhelming and unprecedented times as we all work to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, care for ourselves and others, and continue do good work for our customers and communities.

Active is open for business. We’ve equipped our recruiters and managers to work remotely. We are leveraging our virtual recruiting tools to continue hiring and deploying associates. We are here for you.

Things are changing rapidly. Here is the latest on our COVID-19 response plan and resources.

CUSTOMERS: you may now pay your invoice online.

An Update: Keeping Associates Safe During COVID

Following is an update to our valued clients and partners on our efforts to enforce COVID protocols and keep our temporary associates safe on the job. In accordance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have advised our associates to: Avoid close contact with people who are sick Avoid touching their eyes,…

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CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume. The new guidance—which is based on the latest science — includes recommendations for how and when a fully vaccinated individual can visit with other people who are fully vaccinated and…

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CDC: New Definition of “Close Contact” at Work

On October 21, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated COVID-19 guidance, specifically the definition of “close contact.”   The expanded definition states that the 15-minute exposure period should be measured based on a cumulative amount of time over 24 hours and not just a single 15-minute interaction. The previous definition of…

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How Leaders Can Relieve COVID-Induced Stress

Leaders who are attentive to employees’ emotional needs and unite them around a common purpose could help to reduce COVID-19-induced stress in the workplace, according to the results of a series of studies in China and the U.S. published in the Journal of Applied Psychology Oct. 8. Read the full article here.

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Wear a Mask. Wear it Right.

Before putting on a mask, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water. The colored side of the mask should face out and the adjustable nose strip should go across the bridge of your nose. Cover your mouth and nose and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the…

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Guidelines for Disinfecting Business & Workplaces

The EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidance to help businesses clean and disinfect spaces. Developed in concert with the White House, the guidance provides step-by-step instructions for public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and homes, and falls in line with the Opening up America Again guidelines. Read the details here. 

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Retailers: Partner with RILA to Deploy Talent

The American Staffing Association and RILA have joined forces to deploy talent to retailers like grocery stores and pharmacies as these businesses work hard to fill the demand created by the coronavirus crisis. As a proud ASA member, Active can help. We’re in this with you, retailers!

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Federal Relief for Small Businesses: Paid Leave, Tax Credits

Today the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief to employees and small…

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NYC Residents: Free Food & Supplies

NYC Dept of Education is offering 3 free meals a day, Mon-Fri, for NYC children. Learn more here. Invisible Hands is providing free delivery of food and supplies to the elderly and other at-risk individuals in NY and NJ.      

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Active’s Coronavirus Response Plan

The safety of our associates, staff, and clients are our top priority. Information has been distributed to all Active Staffing associates about safety protocols to to avoid infection. In addition: We are monitoring the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), the John Hopkins Map, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), American Staffing Association (ASA) and their affiliates for…

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To our Customers: What we need from you

Contact Active Staffing Services immediately if you have an employee or someone who has come in contact with your facility who has contracted coronavirus. We will immediately determine the best plan of action to prevent the further spread of the virus and maintain the safety of all personnel – Active’s and yours. Specific measures to be…

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Guidance for Sick Employees

It is critical that employees not report to work while they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills or fatigue. Currently, the CDC recommends that employees remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100 degrees…

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A reminder to our employees

Stay home when you are sick. Wash your hands frequently with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer (minimum of 60% alcohol) in the absence of soap and water. Cover your mouth with tissues whenever you sneeze or cough, and discard used tissues in the trash. Avoid people who are sick…

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Active is Practicing Social Distancing

PLEASE do not come to our offices to look for work. YES, we are hiring. YES, we want to talk to you. But first, register online at, then call for an appointment. For everyone’s protection, please follow these procedures.

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We Are Recruiting!

We are recruiting! If your job has changed because of coronavirus and you’re looking for work, perhaps we can help. We are putting people to work in temporary jobs during the crisis. To get started, register online at, then call your local Active branch for next steps.

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