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COVID-related impact to in-person user research around the globe

The global spread of COVID-19 has impacted how we conduct user research

As travel and face-to-face communication are limited to different degrees across the world, it is challenging to plan research 3-5 weeks out without knowing what type of research may even be possible. Using our global network of UX firms, we tracked the status of research methods possible in key test locations since lockdowns began

We encourage you to reach out to our local partners for the latest COVID-related restrictions that may impact your research. In locations where remote, in-home, or in-lab sessions are still feasible, we advise clients to proceed with caution and plan for the impact of COVID (e.g. budget for larger over-recruit, screen for COVID exposure)

COVID19 and Food Safety

؟Can I become sick with coronavirus (COVID-19) from food

The USDA states that it is “not aware of any reports at this time of human illnesses that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging.” In general, one should still follow good hygiene practices (i.e., wash hands and surfaces often with soap and water, separate raw meat from other foods, cook to the right temperature, and refrigerate foods promptly) when handling or preparing foods

Will food products be recalled that were produced in a facility during which a worker was potentially shedding the virus while working?

Can I get sick with COVID-19 from touching food, the food packaging, or food contact surfaces, if the coronavirus was present on it?

Should I avoid takeout or delivery from restaurants?

Food from your local restaurants is still a safe option, especially when you can opt for contactless delivery options or pick-ups. To go the extra mile, we recommend transferring food to your own serving ware, getting rid of the packaging, and washing your hands before eating

Agribusiness Is Using the COVID-19 Crisis to Slash Food-Worker Wages

COVID-19 Crisis to Slash Food-Worker

Agribusiness Is Using the COVID-19 Crisis to Slash Food-Worker Wages

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed many of our society’s frailties — and here’s a big one: In the 21st century, we still operate our farms and food systems as if they were a 19th-century plantation

Despite the technology and logistics we apply to producing and distributing food, it still turns on exploiting vulnerable people for their labor. Everywhere there are headlines about food-chain workers — the people paid a pittance to pick our vegetables, butcher our meat, stock and ring up our groceries, and perform other essential jobs for all of us — having trouble feeding their own families and even staying healthy themselves

Now, the nation’s food supply chain is disrupted because workers are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 infections because their work environments aren’t safeguarded

Cavalier assurances from the food industry at the start of the pandemic — about food supply disruptions being a temporary matter of adjusting supply and demand through the grocery channel — took some things for granted

While some official guidelines to assure the safety of these “essential workers” do exist, they are seldom enforced, even under ordinary circumstances. How can it be that in one of the world’s most advanced economies (at least that’s what we all thought before the pandemic), “essential workers” can’t earn enough to feed themselves and are compelled to work despite legitimate fear for their lives?