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Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

Press Release

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

Public Calls for Governments to Close Southeast Asia’s Wildlife Markets in Response to COVID-19, WWF Survey Finds

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HONG KONG, April 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – This World Health Day, as the world grapples with the worst public health emergency in recent memory, over 90 percent of respondents surveyed in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong support a government-led closure of illegal and unregulated wildlife markets, according to new research for World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

PayPal Takes Action to Assist Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

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SAN JOSE, Calif., March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced a set of relief measures to help its more than 24 million merchants around the world impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The company is waiving certain fees and will be deferring repayments on business loans for some of its most affected small business customers.

Alliant Energy Partners With Iowa State to Create Face Shields for Hospitals

Alliant Energy funds 3D printing completed by students, plans to distribute face shields to Iowa hospitals
Press Release

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – April 6, 2020 – /3BL Media/ - Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) is partnering with a team of Iowa State University students to manufacture and distribute face shields to medical professionals at hospitals in Iowa.

Hospitals need more personal protective equipment due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This collaborative effort will provide shields for hospital staff to use, helping to save lives while preventing the spread of the virus. This support is part of Alliant Energy’s continued commitment to assisting the communities they serve.

The New York Times Company and Verizon Offer 14M Students Free Access to NYTimes.com

By: Emily Vicker
Blog

NEW YORK, April 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The New York Times Company and Verizon today joined forces to offer all students and teachers in high schools within the U.S. free digital access to NYTimes.com. With students across the country impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, this partnership will help to keep them educated, informed and connected.

In a letter to readers, Times Company C.E.O. Mark Thompson and Verizon C.E.O. Hans Vestberg wrote:

Changing Operations to Meet Coronavirus Demands

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With every day bringing new and more complex coronavirus challenges, we are all still determining the best way to move forward. And while there is no clear roadmap to successful navigation, there are things business can do now to help, when our community and the world need it most. Here, we’ve rounded up examples of how companies are changing their business operations to provide products and services to help during this growing crisis:

Statement on Domtar’s Response to COVID-19

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At Domtar, we’re not just a fiber company. We’re a company of fiber.

This has never been more evident than during these past several weeks as we have navigated the unprecedented and unsteady path created by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

Local Mohawk Industries Team Makes Gowns Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

By Dorothy Sherman
Article

DALTON, Ga. (WDEF) – They’re a team filling a void amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“These ladies and the guys, they’re used to sewing and putting things together, but there’s no project that they can’t do. We’ve tackled many things, but this is one of the things that we’re the most proud of,” Mohawk Sewing Department Manager Darlene Pasley said.

At the Mohawk facility on Antioch Road they normally manufacture bath mats and residential carpet, but now they’re taking on a new focus: making gowns for doctors and nurses.

Remote Togetherness. It’s Possible.

By Melanie Vodnick, director of corporate real estate and veteran remote worker, ScottsMiracle-Gro
Blog

Regardless of what the dictionary says, working “remote” does not need to be distant, isolated or unrelated. In today’s hyper-connected world, we have more tools than ever to enable remoted togetherness––the ability for us to stay connected while working remote.

I’ve been working remote with ScottsMiracle-Gro for the past two and a half years. Prior to that, I worked remote for almost 15 years with my previous employer. In both cases, I started at the world headquarters and then moved and began working from home.

Mohawk House Rises in Midst of Coronavirus, Offers Pop-Up Mobile Market

By Lori Comstock
Article

It took about a day or two for it to register in Steve Scro’s mind that his restaurant, known for its warm atmosphere and unique dining experience, had to shutter due to the novel coronavirus, but he has chosen to rise to the occasion.

Working in partnership with Pat LaFrieda, a family-run meat purveyor — who has been dubbed “America’s most famous butcher” by several publications — Scro is offering a pop-up butcher shop and a market with essential items in the parking area of his restaurant, located just off Route 517 in Sparta.

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