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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).

Why big brands are jumping on the face mask bandwagon

Why big brands are jumping on the face mask bandwagon

By: Parija Kavilanz
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: May 19th, 2020
An article that delves into branded facemasks
Plans Unveiled for the Phased Reopening of Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks, Resort Hotels and Disney Stores

Plans Unveiled for the Phased Reopening of Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks, Resort Hotels and Disney Stores

By: Thomas Smith
Source: The Walt Disney Company
Date of Publication: May 27th, 2020
Following the recent reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, we’re pleased to share that more Disney magic is coming back. Today, we submitted a proposal to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in Florida describing our approach for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks planned to begin on July 11.
Disney wants to reopen Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom July 11. SeaWorld aims for June 11. Masks and temperature checks required.

Disney wants to reopen Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom July 11. SeaWorld aims for June 11. Masks and temperature checks required.

By: Stephen Hudak, Ryan Gillespie, Dewayne Bevil and Gabrielle Russon
Source: Orlando Sentinel
Date of Publication: May 27th, 2020
Walt Disney World plans to reopen its four theme parks in two phases in July, while SeaWorld is moving ahead with plans to open its doors in just three weeks, theme park officials said on Wednesday.
Historical Data Shows Housing Market Will Boom After The 2020 Crisis, And So Will Bitcoin

Historical Data Shows Housing Market Will Boom After The 2020 Crisis, And So Will Bitcoin

By: Joseph Young
Source: Forbes
Date of Publication: May 24th, 2020
Historical data from the late 1990s show a financial crisis is often followed with a steep increase in housing prices. If real estate grows in a similar manner as the 2000s, safe haven assets like gold and potentially Bitcoin may follow.
This Seattle startup just raised $1.1M from Vulcan, others to help hospitals care for COVID-19 patients

This Seattle startup just raised $1.1M from Vulcan, others to help hospitals care for COVID-19 patients

By: Taylor Soper
Source: GeekWire
Date of Publication: May 25th, 2020
Vulcan Capital and other Seattle-area firms invested in a $1.1 million round for MDMetrix, a Seattle startup that helps hospitals manage clinical performance.
Soon you could see signs saying 'No mask, no service' at private businesses

Soon you could see signs saying 'No mask, no service' at private businesses

By: Samantha Rojas
Source: CBS Austin
Date of Publication: May 24th, 2020
Soon, people might begin to see signs hung up at all kinds of business with sayings along the lines of “No mask, No service.” Or “We refuse the right to serve anyone person without a mask.”
Boston Fed CEO says "it's likely to be double- digit unemployment through the end of this year"

Boston Fed CEO says "it's likely to be double- digit unemployment through the end of this year"

Source: Face the Nation
Date of Publication: May 24th, 2020
Eric Rosengren says a vaccine is needed to have unemployment levels to return to pre-covid rates. Boston Fed CEO on unemployment.
Global brands to freeze ad spend for at least 6 months amid Covid-19 crunch

Global brands to freeze ad spend for at least 6 months amid Covid-19 crunch

By: Rebecca Stewart
Source: The Drum
Date of Publication: May 13th, 2020
Advertising budgets worldwide have been slashed amidst the epidemic.
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Air Travel Is Going to Be Very Bad, for a Very Long Time

Air Travel Is Going to Be Very Bad, for a Very Long Time

By: James Fallows
Source: The Atlantic
Date of Publication: May 11th, 2020
An article on the difficulty that airlines face in returning to anything approaching normal service after Covid-19
Hot Topics: COVID-19 from the Healthcare Perspective

Hot Topics: COVID-19 from the Healthcare Perspective

By: Page Society
Source: Page Society
Date of Publication: May 7th, 2020
To offer a window into these aspects of COVID-19 response, Page held a Hot Topics call for Page and Page Up members featuring perspectives from several organizations - a healthcare system that treated the first COVID-19 patient in the U.S., one of the largest national clinical laboratories in the U.S., a leader in RNA-based drug discovery and a leader in messenger RNA-based vaccines. Here are some takeaways from that discussion, led by Orest Holubec, chief communication officer for Providence.

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  • The Changing Nature of Work COVID-19

    The Changing Nature of Work

    From virtual offices to essential workers, explore how companies are adapting to changes in the way we work.
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  • Business on the Front Lines COVID-19

    Business on the Front Lines

    News and perspectives from corporations rising to the challenge of the COVID-19 public health crisis.
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  • Leading in a Crisis COVID-19.

    Leading in a Crisis

    Uncertainty can be disorienting and disruptive. Learn from business leaders about what it’s like to navigate their organizations and people through a global pandemic.
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  • Service and Community COVID-19

    Service and Community

    We’re in this together. Discover ways corporations are serving their communities and pivoting to become essential services.
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