Wellness News

Hurricane Evacuation: Are you prepared?

Hurricane-Evacuation-Guide-2020-COVID-19-Edit-Spread-View_Page_01While responding to the COVID-19 pandemic remains our nation’s primary focus, we must also remember it’s hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October.

To ensure employees are ready to respond to a hurricane or severe storm, the Renew Employee Wellness Program has a series of Hurricane Preparedness workshops in partnership with the Fire Department: Emergency Management Division, in addition to presenting the Virginia Hurricane Evacuation Guide created by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM). This updated guide places a special emphasis on preparedness during the pandemic.  

Virtual Wellness Fair Plant-Based Recipe Winners2020 Renew Employee Cookbook Cover Opens in new window

We were thrilled with all of the submissions. They were so yummy, we just had to compile all the recipes and share! View the winners of the Wellness Fair recipe submission contest and download the free plant-based recipe book created by your fellow City of Newport News co-workers.

Spring 2020 Social Security Presentation

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If you missed the Social Security virtual class offered in early May, here is your opportunity to view the rebroadcast! The presentation is also available in a PDF version. 

We know you may have questions. Therefore, check out Social Security’s online services, office locator to call your local office, or view the searchable database of Frequently Asked Questions. You can find answers to many of your questions, including:   Can I work and get Social Security retirement and survivor benefits? 

Renew Employee Wellness Hand-washing Campaign

In an effort to support global efforts of promoting cleanliness, we want to safeguard our employees, their families, and the communities in which they live by providing simple information on proper hand-washing. Please use this info-graph as a guide.

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