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Business on the Front Lines

News and perspectives from corporations working to directly impact the COVID-19 public health crisis. Content from this collection may include updates from medical supply or pharmaceutical companies, businesses that have pivoted their production to support the medical response to COVID-19 or hospitals that are navigating many secondary impacts of the pandemic (both economic and human).

Helping People Find Covid-19 Vaccines Is Aim of C.D.C.-Backed Site

Helping People Find Covid-19 Vaccines Is Aim of C.D.C.-Backed Site

By: Rebecca Robbins and Sheryl Gay Stolberg
Source: New York Times
Date of Publication: February 24th, 2021
VaccineFinder.org is an ambitious but limited attempt to simplify Americans’ search for vaccines.
Kroger to pay workers $100 if they get the Covid-19 vaccine

Kroger to pay workers $100 if they get the Covid-19 vaccine

By: David Williams
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: February 6th, 2021
Kroger has joined a growing list of large US grocery store chains offering incentives for workers to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The company announced that its associates would get a one-time $100 payment if they show proof that they've received the full manufacturer-recommended doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
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Amazon is officially America's favorite grocery store, thanks to a pandemic-driven boost to online shopping

By: Ben Gilbert
Source: Business Insider
Date of Publication: January 26th, 2021
In 2020, with consumer priorities changing to fit into a post-COVID world, Amazon was the favorite choice among grocery store retailers.
Screenshot of NPR article showing the title "States Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution"

States Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

By: Steve Inskeep, James Porter
Source: National Public Radio
Date of Publication: December 4th, 2020
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Dr. James Porter, president of Deaconess Health System, about how states and hospitals are preparing for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Exterior of Tyson Waterloo meat processing plant

Tyson Managers Suspended After Allegedly Betting If Workers Would Contract COVID

By: Vanessa Romo
Source: National Public Radio
Date of Publication: November 19th, 2020
Tyson Foods Inc., which says it produces 20% of the beef, pork and chicken in the U.S., has suspended managers at an Iowa plant accused of participating in a betting pool on how many employees would become ill with COVID-19.
Shoppers walk past a "Sale" sign outside a store at the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 7.

Retail Spending Dips For 3rd Straight Month As Infections Surge

By: Alina Selyukh
Source: National Public Radio
Date of Publication: January 15th, 2021
Restaurants and bars are reeling from persistent spikes of coronavirus cases and related restrictions in their communities, driving retail spending in December down for the third month in a row.
Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson speaks during the company's annual shareholders meeting at WAMU Theater

Washington State Partners With Starbucks For Vaccine Distribution

By: Rachel Sandler
Source: Forbes
Date of Publication: January 18th, 2021
Starbucks, which is based in Seattle, will assign several employees to work on “operational efficiency, scalable modeling and human-centered design expertise and support,” Gov. Jay Inslee announced Monday.
Photograph of vaccine being administered

Get your COVID-19 vaccine at a New Jersey mall or Disneyland. Here are 15 places across the country that have transformed into mass vaccination sites.

By: Natasha Dailey
Source: Business Insider
Date of Publication: January 16th, 2021
Disneyland Resort, a New Jersey mall, convention centers, and sports stadiums are opening their doors to the public as mass vaccination sites.
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Dollar General Will Pay Workers to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine

By: Sarah Krouse
Source: Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: January 13th, 2021
Retailer is one of the first to dangle extra pay to staff to encourage them to get coronavirus shots once available.
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Abbott Labs rolls out its BinaxNOW rapid Covid-19 test to schools and workplaces nationwide

Abbott Labs rolls out its BinaxNOW rapid Covid-19 test to schools and workplaces nationwide

By: Lori Ioannou
Source: CNBN
Date of Publication: January 12th, 2021
Abbott Labs announced that it is making its BinaxNOW Covid-19 rapid antigen test available to schools, universities, pharmacies and workplaces that require frequent and affordable testing. The company is also sharing its testing blueprint with customers interested in learning the model it has used to get its workforce back to its facilities.
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