Genworth “strongly encourages” all employees to work from home

Coronavirus

UPDATE 5:12 P.M.: — Genworth is “strongly encouraging all employees in all locations to work from home for the foreseeable future, beginning tomorrow (Thursday, March 12).”

“With Covid-19 now designated as a pandemic by the World Health Organization, Genworth is strongly encouraging all employees in all locations to work from home for the foreseeable future, beginning tomorrow (Thursday, March 12). This is not in response to a specific incident involving our employees; rather, it is about doing our part to protect our colleagues, our families, our customers and our communities from the virus. Having recently tested our work-from-home capabilities, we are confident in our ability to continue to serve our customers with a minimum of disruption.

Separately, we closed our Lynchburg campuses earlier today through the end of the week, out of an abundance of caution after an employee came to work with cold-like symptoms. We are arranging for that employee to be tested.”

Julie Westermann, Senior Manager, Public Relations

Original Story

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Employees at Genworth Financial’s Lynchburg office were sent home from work Wednesday, March 11, after an employee showed up Tuesday with cold-like symptoms.

“Today, out of an abundance of caution, we sent Lynchburg employees home after an employee came to work yesterday with cold-like symptoms.  Employees are being asked to work from home for the rest of the week, which will allow time for our colleague to be tested.  Our highest priority is the health and safety of our employees and the communities in which we live and work.  Having recently tested our work-from-home capabilities, we are confident in our ability to continue to serve our customers with a minimum of disruption.”

Julie Westermann
Senior Manager, Public Relations
Genworth Financial

Virginia has nine cases of coronavirus, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

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