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Sam's Club is putting robot janitors in all of its stores during the pandemic

Sam's Club is putting robot janitors in all of its stores during the pandemic

By: Alexis Benveniste
Source: CNN Business
Date of Publication: October 21st, 2020
Soon every Sam's Club will have a robot to scrub the store floors.
In partnership with Brain Corp, an artificial intelligence company, the membership-only warehouse chain will distribute 372 new autonomous floor scrubbers to its stores this fall.
Touchless lattes and self-service kiosks: office break rooms go virus-proof

Touchless lattes and self-service kiosks: office break rooms go virus-proof

By: Nivedita Balu, Siddharth Cavale
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: September 29th, 2020
Out with grimy microwaves and sticky coffee machines with worn-out buttons, in with stylus pens, QR codes, no-touch water coolers and mobile apps that pick what brew the machine will make for you.
Boeing testing hand-held UV wand to sanitize cockpits, cabins

Boeing testing hand-held UV wand to sanitize cockpits, cabins

By: Eric M. Johnson
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 21st, 2020
Boeing Co said on Friday it is developing a hand-held wand that emits ultraviolet light to neutralize bacteria and viruses, part of a suite of methods to disinfect flight deck surfaces and controls, as well as surfaces throughout the cabin.
Delta doubles cabin cleaners in 'pit stop' revamp, buys kits to test for germs

Delta doubles cabin cleaners in 'pit stop' revamp, buys kits to test for germs

By: Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: August 24th, 2020
Delta Air Lines has doubled its staffing to handle revamped pre-flight “pit stops” for deeper cleaning and wants to ensure that tray tables and restroom door handles are germ-free with a new testing process, an executive told Reuters.
Avis Makes Germ-Killing Its Latest Marketing Message

Avis Joins Travel Brands Making Germ-Killing Its Central Marketing Message

By: Robert Klara
Source: Adweek
Date of Publication: August 10th, 2020
Budget's new safety pledge rests on the reputation of Lysol.
U.S. companies fear workplace coronavirus precautions do not address airborne risk

U.S. companies fear workplace coronavirus precautions do not address airborne risk

By: Caroline Humer
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 20th, 2020
U.S. companies are raising new questions about how they can make workplaces safe after the world’s top public health agency acknowledged the risk that tiny airborne droplets of the novel coronavirus may contribute to its spread, industry healthcare consultants said.
Touchless: How the world's busiest airport envisions post-COVID travel

Touchless: How the world's busiest airport envisions post-COVID travel

By: Tracy Rucinski
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 12th, 2020
With COVID-19 ravaging the aviation industry, airlines and airports worldwide are reining in costs and halting new spending, except in one area: reassuring pandemic-wary passengers about travel.
Airbnb could still IPO in 2020, CEO Brian Chesky says: ‘It has exceeded everything we expected’

Airbnb could still IPO in 2020, CEO Brian Chesky says: ‘It has exceeded everything we expected’

By: Jen Wieczner
Source: Fortune
Date of Publication: June 30th, 2020
Airbnb is hoping to lure customers back after the pandemic with a new cleanliness initiative.
The Office Elevator In COVID-19 Times: Experts Weigh In On Safer Ups And Downs

The Office Elevator In COVID-19 Times: Experts Weigh In On Safer Ups And Downs

By: Lauren Weber
Source: NPR
Date of Publication: June 8th, 2020
Once the epitome of efficiency for moving masses of people quickly to where they needed to go, the elevator is the antithesis of social distancing and a risk-multiplying bottleneck. As America begins to open up, the newest conundrum for employers is how to safely transport people in elevators and manage the crowd of people waiting for them.
Saks to Reopen Fifth Avenue Flagship With UV Handrail Cleaners, Video Shopping Service - WSJ

Saks to Reopen Fifth Avenue Flagship With UV Handrail Cleaners, Video Shopping Service

By: Suzanne Kapner
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: June 23rd, 2020
Saks, Tiffany, Bergdorf are going beyond masks and other coronavirus safety measures as they try to woo back luxury shoppers to the high-end shopping corridor.