A Guide to COVID-19 Notifications

Text "COVID19" to 858585 for text updates from the CDC.
A Guide to COVID-19 Notifications

As the effects and magnitude of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to unfold, the EZ Texting team wants to help our customers and community stay safe and healthy. Recently, our CEO, Norm Happ, shared our internal preparedness plans with our audience and other business leaders in the hopes that they would find our learnings and actions helpful, but we want to do more.

We firmly believe in text messaging’s ability to cut through the noise and deliver extraordinarily high engagement, often in conjunction with other forms of communications. In moments like this you can’t risk people not knowing. To that end, we’ve put together some ideas for communicating about COVID-19 with your audience, whether that audience is made up of customers or employees.

We hear from HR professionals all the time that they’re adopting text messaging into their notifications systems because they actually want their message to be seen by everyone. This immediacy is even more critical in times of doubt or worry, which is why you may consider sending a follow-up text message after any type of communication to ensure your broadcast has high visibility. 

To that end, please text the keyword “COVID19” to 858585 to receive the latest updates directly from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – Message & data rates may apply; recurring messages; Terms & Conditions apply. Staying informed and acting expeditiously on information from respected health organizations and community leadership is critical in times like this.

We’ve also created a Guide for Sending COVID-19 Notifications that will quickly walk you through options for communicating your business or organization’s preparedness plans and news updates. Stay safe!