COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson Announces Collaboration With the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Development

Press Release

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Johnson & Johnson today announced that its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies have entered a collaboration with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to support the development of a preventive vaccine candidate for COVID-19. The parties have commenced preclinical testing of multiple vaccine prospects, with the aim to identify by the end of the month a COVID-19 vaccine candidate for clinical trials.

National Grid Temporarily Suspends Collections-Related Activities to Lessen COVID-19 Hardship on Customers

Company deploys comprehensive pandemic response plan, continues to closely monitor outbreak
Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., March 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid has temporarily suspended collections-related activities, including service disconnections, to lessen any financial hardship the COVID-19 pandemic may have on our customers. The decision is part of the company’s pandemic preparedness plan, which is designed to mitigate the impact the virus has on our customers, our workforce and our ability to deliver safe, reliable electricity and natural gas to our customers.

Johnson & Johnson Goes All out to Fight Against Epidemic

Article

It was 9pm, January 22, one day before the Spring Festival holiday.

Wang Donghua, a Johnson & Johnson China employee in Wuhan, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, received a message from Will Song, chairman of Johnson & Johnson China. 

“Donghua, hope you and your family are well. We learnt the front-line hospitals urgently need protective gear, so the company decided to donate medical supplies to support the doctors and nurses. Can you please help facilitate the donation efforts as soon as possible? All the best.”

Verizon Will Help Customers and Small Businesses Disrupted by Impact of Coronavirus

By: Rich Young
Blog

Verizon will waive late fees and keep residential and small business customers connected if negatively impacted by global crisis

Networks continue to perform strongly as Verizon accelerates investments for the future

Comcast Increases Access to and Speeds of Internet Essentials to Support Americans Through Coronavirus Pandemic

By Dana Strong
Summary: 
  1. Speeds will increase from 15/2 MBPS to 25/3 for all new and existing customers, and will become the speed of the service going forward.
  2. New families who connect will get 60 days of Internet service for free.
  3. The Internet Essentials program is normally available to all qualified low-income households in Comcast’s service area for $9.95/month.
Article
  1. Speeds will increase from 15/2 MBPS to 25/3 for all new and existing customers, and will become the speed of the service going forward.
  2. New families who connect will get 60 days of Internet service for free.
  3. The Internet Essentials program is normally available to all qualified low-income households in Comcast’s service area for $9.95/month.

SC Johnson Contributes $1 Million to CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund to Fight COVID-19

Support Will Help Address Fast-Emerging Needs to Combat COVID-19
Press Release

RACINE, Wis., March 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As the global community continues its fight to contain the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, SC Johnson today announced a $1 million contribution to the CDC Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund to strengthen domestic and global public health infrastructure and responses to address the spread of COVID-19.

Adobe Enables Distance Learning Globally for Schools Impacted by COVID-19

Free Creative Cloud tools offered to students through May 31, 2020
Blog

The past few weeks have shown us that, even in times of uncertainty, our schools and business communities remain strong and resourceful, all while continuing to find creative ways to maintain learning and business continuity.

COVID-19: How Companies Are Responding

Newsletter

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve on a daily and almost hourly basis, it is an “all-hands-on-deck” situation to mitigate the health crisis that requires government, nonprofits, business and individual citizens to act and support. As we all seek to better understand how companies can be a positive force during uncertain times, we’ve rounded up a few examples of companies stepping up to support coronavirus mitigation:

Sodexo Announces Extended Paid Sick Leave for All Employees in the US Impacted by COVID-19

Press Release

March 13, 2020 /3BL Media/  – Sodexo today announced that it will ensure sick pay for all employees, either full time or part time, for up to 21 workdays if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or are asked not to come to work for COVID-19 related symptoms. Vacation time and other Paid Time Off (PTO) will not have to be used during the employee’s COVID-19 related absence.

Common Impact Connections: Skills-Based Volunteering in Times of Crisis

Preparing for a potential coronavirus outbreak in your area
Newsletter

As news and anxieties surrounding COVID-19 spreads rapidly, Common Impact is working closely with our partners to ensure that their skilled volunteering efforts can continue while keeping volunteers safe.

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