OCENET Staff During Covid

OCENET staff adjust to working from home during Covid

It has been a year since Covid changed the world, but OCENET has been working through it.

"Working from home is OK, but sometimes I tend to feel a bit lonely," says Vicente Conte, OCENET Office Coordinator. "At the beginning of the pandemic, I was very stressed about the unknown, and it was very difficult for me to disconnect from my work. I was spending many hours in front of the computer... and wanted to go back to the office to spend time with my co-workers."

Program Coordinator Chau Hoang agrees. It was "quite a challenge" at first, but she now has set up "a comfortable home office." What helps her and Conte cope is keeping their routines. Katherine Noble, Program Coordinator, says at some point during her day, "Whatever the weather, it's nice to have some fresh air." Talking on the phone and having video calls after work with family and friends has helped Noble feel connected. And Conte has started learning Italian, which will help when he visits relatives. Hoang adds, "This has been a great opportunity for me to spend more time with my children and to prepare them healthier meals, as well as practice my piano."

Ocenet Staff Working from Home
All OCENET staff members “connected” for a recent staff luncheon in front of their computers, followed by a very competitive bingo game!

by Dahlia Liwsze, OCENET Admin. Assistant

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