What Are Companies Doing to Help COVID-19 Efforts?

What Are Companies Doing to Help COVID-19 Efforts?

During this time of uncertainty, it’s important to know where to turn for help. Millions of people across the country have lost their jobs. Companies deemed nonessential were forced to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That lost revenue forced the companies to lay people off, hoping to survive the economic downturn. The reason for all of this, of course, is to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus affecting the entire world. Everyone is trying to do their part to help slow the spread so we can all get back to normal. Individuals are social distancing, staying at home, and working from home. What are companies doing to help COVID-19 efforts? We highlight a few of them, big and small, from different fields, to see what different industries are doing to help.

Century Link

Century Link is a technology company located in Louisiana and is the largest employer in the state. They provide hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions for companies all over the world. Century Link is working hard to make sure the network and cloud services they provide keep working so people can continue to work from home. Field technicians are operating off best practices to reduce risk of exposure, and they are working only on critical infrastructure at this time.

Estee Lauder Companies

The cosmetics giant is helping the world with donations. They awarded a $2 million grant to Doctors Without Borders to help them in their fight against disease around the world. In NYC they awarded a grant to help establish the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund. The fund brings together many charitable organizations to help fight the coronavirus.

Conquest Imaging

Conquest Imaging is a medical device company that sells and services ultrasound machines and equipment. The medical field is of the utmost importance right now, and all machines available must be working well to help doctors and nurses combat the virus. They are offering free probe repair for clinics and hospitals during the pandemic so they can reduce cost and keep their lifesaving machines working properly.

Amazon Inc.

As one of the largest employers in the world, Amazon has a critical need to keep its employees healthy. While brick-and-mortar stores are closed, people are turning to Amazon more and more to get what they need. They have launched a blog to update the measures they are taking to help out. They launched a $21 million Amazon Web Services Diagnostic Initiative to accelerate COVID-19 research. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos donated $100 million to Feeding America.

Data from Amazon, Infographic by Parcel Tracker, the Internal Parcel Tracking Software

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