Precautions during COVID-19
To mitigate the risk during the COVID-19 pandemic we at CCB Creative are working remotely, yet continuing to communicate together through online channels.
We routinely work from various locations and our teams have systems in place to continue our work and focus on your projects, projects that now you may be reevaluating. Step by step we will find the best way forward.
Reorganizing our personal routines is yet another concern, but know that we are dedicated to the well-being of team members and clients. We request that everyone follow the CDC guidelines and develop methods to maintain their health and safety.
[updated 06july2020] The studio in Portland Maine, managed by Cindy Barnard, will remain closed, even though many businesses have been allowed to open according to Maine guidelines. Because we can use our online communication tools and resources to continue working effectively with you, either one-on-one or in teams, we have chosen this option of working from home. In some cases choosing this option does allow more social distancing in public transit and business places for those who must or who choose to go into the workplace. Our hearts are with our workers and we support the need to keep them safe with the proper personal equipment and ventilation. We continue to advocate for the safety of our vital and essential workers. And we thank them.
In addition to working with you through phone and email, we are also available through video chats and online meetings. Below is a basic outline about using these apps when needed.
Importantly, we want all of you to stay safe and be well. As we are distancing ourselves through this unprecedented time, remember that someone is there to listen to you. Find your online resources and communication channels to stay in contact with friends and support networks.
Be well and stay safe.
Cindy Barnard (at 978-378-0650 or the website contact form)
and the CCB Creative team
for Online Communication
CCB Creative uses Zoho Meeting and the new Google “Meet”.
A note about the changing world of online communication apps:
Google “Meet” is a new app by Google (it was at one time known as Google Hangouts Meet, but now Google Meet and Google Hangouts are completely separate. Zoho Meeting and Google Meet are apps for either one-on-one or group video meetings, and as we are doing here at CCB Creative, these apps are for businesses. Google Hangouts continues to be a freely available app intended for personal one-on-one communication either through text or video.
Our Clients need not purchase any of these online meeting applications – as we will send a link for you to join, and the client user will access this service for free.
On your computer or laptop, click on the link CCB Creative will send to you via email or text. Through that link you’ll be directed to a page in your web browser where you’ll need to follow the prompts to join the meeting (you may be asked to download the app to continue the prompts and join the meeting).
Using Mobile and other Handheld Devices:
Note: Typically the use of mobile and handheld devices are for one-on-one communication.
Download onto your mobile device the ZoHo Meeting app or the Google Meet app (the apps are free). CCB Creative will send you a link through text or email for either the ZoHo app or the Google Meet app (whichever you prefer). You should then use your mobile device to click on this link. By clicking this link you will be prompted to open the appropriate app on your mobile device and then we can begin the video meeting/chat on your mobile device.