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San Antonio Restaurants Turn Into Grocery Stores to Help With Food Shortages as Businesses Adapt to Coronavirus

By Paul Stephen
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With a run on rice, beans, eggs and other pantry staples clearing shelves in traditional grocery stores, several area restaurants and bars across the city have converted some or all of their operations to makeshift grocery stores after the COVID-19 outbreak led to a shutdown of dine-in business last week.

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Hormel Supports Local Restaurants by Purchasing 300 Meals Each Day

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Area businesses in Austin, Minn., home to the world headquarters of Hormel Foods and its flagship plant, benefit from the company’s generosity during COVID-19 crisis.

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Area businesses in Austin, Minn., home to the world headquarters of Hormel Foods and its flagship plant, benefit from the company’s generosity during COVID-19 crisis.

Bayer Employees Volunteer to Conduct SARS-CoV-2 Tests in Newly Established Berlin Laboratory

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Our newly established testing laboratory in Berlin which supports the fight against the Corona virus is already running: In the lab, our employees – more than 140 have volunteered – are able to conduct up to 1,000 additional SARS-CoV-2 tests per day. This helps to slow down the spread of the virus as fewer infections remain undetected and infection chains can be better reconstructed.

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Dow's Industry in the Time of Coronavirus

Amid COVID-19, as industry leaders we must remember our long-term commitments to ALL our stakeholders.
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I continue to be inspired by those on the frontline – the first responders, everyone on Team Dow and all our partners – who continue to keep us safe, keep us informed, and keep us moving forward through this COVID-19 crisis. I applaud you.

I also want to share a heartfelt thank you to my colleagues in our industry.

An Open Letter from our Chairman and CEO

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Daniel O'Day
 

When the news of the coronavirus first emerged, Gilead immediately began to investigate the potential of remdesivir, a medicine we had been studying for many years as part of our extensive research in antivirals. Remdesivir had never been approved for use but based on what we had learned to date, we knew it might have potential with the novel coronavirus. Since then, we have been working with the greatest sense of urgency and responsibility to determine whether remdesivir does indeed work against COVID-19.

Here for Our Employees, Our Customers, Our Communities – and the Broader Economy – in These Unprecedented Times

By Greg D. Carmichael | Chairman, President and CEO at Fifth Third Bank
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Unprecedented is a word we hear every day as the pandemic continues to evolve. At this time of stress and uncertainty, many are looking to the government for help, but I firmly believe that businesses also have to rise to the occasion. We are working hard to respond with speed, decisiveness and the utmost care for our extended Fifth Third family.

CSR-related Crisis Response -- Plan Ahead, But Expect Unique Challenges

Michele Robinson-Pontbriand, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
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As stewards of environmental sustainability, social impact and ethical governance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) professionals and their internal functional partners are often engaged in key aspects of crisis management. The global spread of COVID-19 is no exception. What I have learned from this and past events -- including regionalized business impacts from wildfires, rolling blackouts and earthquakes -- is that in each event, the general tenants of CSR-related efforts are similar.

General Mills Supports Employees and Communities in Response to COVID-19

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MINNEAPOLIS, April 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- General Mills recently announced a series of actions to support its employees and communities in response to the impact of COVID-19, including:

Ecocentricity Blog: COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis, Part 1

By: John A. Lanier
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The COVID-19 virus was not caused by climate change. But this virus probably isn’t the last one that will spill over into the human population. It’s entirely possible that the next one will have that direct link to climate.

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The COVID-19 virus was not caused by climate change. But this virus probably isn’t the last one that will spill over into the human population. It’s entirely possible that the next one will have that direct link to climate.

How TalkingPoints Is Helping Teachers and Parents Stay Connected to Enhance Student Success and Well-Being

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With more students learning from home, it is even more crucial for teachers and parents to stay connected to each other. TalkingPoints has received cash grant support from the Cisco Foundation to develop its mobile platform that automatically translates messages between teachers and students’ families. Through the platform, teachers can interact with any family member in over 100 different languages.

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