Examples of How Other Businesses Are Handling The Coronavirus Pandemic
Businesses and organizations around the world are changing their policies as COVID-19 continues to spread. Some businesses are providing tremendous examples for other business owners to follow. Below are how some of the largest companies in the world are handling this situation.
Uber has stated that it may temporarily suspend the accounts of riders or drivers confirmed to have the virus. If a driver has tested positive for the virus or is asked to self-isolate, they will receive financial assistance for up to two weeks while their account is on hold.
On top of that, Uber is working to provide all of its drivers with disinfectants to help them keep their cars as clean as possible. Their food delivery service, Uber Eats, is also taking action to protect its drivers and customers. Customers can now elect to have food dropped off at their doorstep to adhere to social distancing practices.
Target has looked to increase its staff as demand has grown for groceries and other essentials. They look to increase their staff for services such as pickup and drive up. These services allow customers to get the items they need without ever stepping foot in the store.
They will be cleaning surfaces in checkout lanes and touchscreens at least every 30 minutes to ensure a clean environment for customers. Any team member who feels ill is strongly encouraged to stay home. They have also begun to limit key items per customer to prevent any hoarding.
Walmart has taken many of the same steps other grocery stores and markets have taken. Hours have been reduced and certain items may be limited by customer. They have also taken steps to ensure social distancing is followed in their stores.
The company has enacted an emergency leave policy for its hourly workers. Any employee that is required to quarantine by the government can receive up to two weeks’ pay. The store is also rigorously cleaning their surfaces.
Before leaving your house to run errands, first, determine rather or not your errands are considered essential. Second, do research to ensure the places you are going are open and are taking steps to protect both you and their employees. These companies are doing what they can to help slow the spread of this virus.
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