As our company responds to the recent COVID-19 virus, please keep up with our frequent updates. Our customers are our top priority and we are doing everything in our capacity to ensure your safety and capability to continue your day-to-day functions.
For some helpful tips and resources for working remotely, click here.
Effective Immediately Sebastian will close its business office to the public due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.
If you are making a payment – all payments made by cash or check may be left in the drop box. If you are paying by cash, the entire payment will be applied to your bill, we are not able to give change. A receipt will be mailed to you. Please be sure to include your name including telephone, or account number, with your payment. If you would like to pay by credit card and are set up for on-line billing, please visit our website at www.sebastiancorp.com. You may also make a payment by phone at 559-846-9311.
Customer service agents will be available by telephone for any service issues or needs that you may have during the office closure. Please contact our office at 559-846-9311. Agents are available 24 hours daily. Service technicians will be available as required.
Please rest assured that we will continue to ensure that essential communication needs will be met during this difficult time. Sebastian regrets any inconvenience these changes may cause, but we recognize preventative measure like these and working together is the best way to protect everyone.
April 21, 2020
With the progression of COVID-19, there are an indiscernible amount of employees and businesses that have been affected. Sebastian has been identified as an ‘essential service‘ and we continue to serve our customers and communities in all ways possible.
Due to the high volume of individuals working remotely, there have been delays with delivery times for related technologies (webcams, laptops, etc.). We are able to assist with the transition to working remotely or any other related IT services. You can contact us for a free consultation or learn more about our services at 559-432-5800. Services include:
- Performance Monitoring
- 24/7 Helpdesk Support
- Cyber Security
- Network Engineering
In addition to our remote IT services, we have an array of security solutions to keep your business secure and your employees in touch, from anywhere. Services include:
- Fire/Burglar Alarms
- Access Control
- Telephone Systems
- Custom Audio/Video Solutions
April 10th, 2020
With the shelter in place order being extended to the end of this month, there are an increasing amount of people who are being laid off or working from home. For those that are parents, there are different layers of difficulties with working from home. We have provided some links below to assist those during these times. As a reminder, all of our services are still available since we are a classified essential business. If you have any questions about procedure changes, please contact us at your local office.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
- Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering
March 20th, 2020
The situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus is evolving rapidly. Most recently, the City of Fresno issued guidance asking for all residents engaged in non-essential activities to “shelter in place” in their home. This may already be affecting you, depending on your industry.
How Will This Impact Your Services?
Certain essential services – including the maintenance of IT infrastructure – are exempted from the “shelter in place” guidelines, and our team can solve most issues remotely. If you need on-site assistance, we are asking our employees to take precautions such as maintaining “social distancing” (leaving at least six feet of space between individuals), frequent hand washing and sanitation, etc. We have seen an increase in the volume of requests from our customers (asking to relocate employees or set them up to work from home), so we ask for your patience as we work to resolve them as quickly as possible.
Our alarm monitoring services will remain functional 24/7 as usual. Alongside these services, our technicians are readily available for any troubleshooting or installations as necessary. If you have a specific question regarding our available services, please contact your account manager. Our goal is to continue to keep you connected and protected during this trying time.
Since the situation is rapidly evolving, we will keep you informed of any changes that may impact our ability to provide services.
How Can Sebastian Help?
If your employees need to work remotely due to COVID-19 precautions, we can help! Contact your account manager, and our technical experts can help to find a solution that works for you.
March 18th, 2020
With the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Sebastian is prepared to help you stay productive and navigate potential business challenges.
Enabling Employees to Work From Home
- If you’re considering giving employees the option to work from home, we can help determine the best approach. Email the helpdesk with the subject: Work from Home Options
- Just like when you’re in the office, the helpdesk is available if you’re working from home. Call us at 559-846-4357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Future Projects and New Equipment
Because many manufacturing and supply chains are shut down or otherwise disrupted, it may become difficult to procure new computers and other IT equipment in the coming weeks and months. If you have any new hires on the horizon or other IT purchases in mind that we’re not aware of, please let us know so we can have plenty of lead time to order the equipment.
Be Aware of COVID-19 Phishing Scams
As always, some general rules to follow regarding email best practice:
- Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.
- Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
- Verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations. Review the Federal Trade Commission’s page on Charity Scams for more information.
- Review CISA Insights on Risk Management for COVID-19 for more information.