Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China, and the World Health Organization declared it a global public health emergency on January 30, 2020. The business community is mobilizing its expertise, capabilities, and community resources to assist with the relief and containment efforts. 

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Year: 
2020

AT&T

AT&T will pay a 20% bonus above the regular hourly base rate of pay to bargained-for employees for all time worked in the office or at home. The company is also extending its original 80 hours of paid, excused time off to up to a total of 160 hours for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualified schools activating new lines on qualified data-only plans for school-issued tablets, 4G LTE-enabled laptops and hotspot devices will get the wireless data service at no cost for 60 days...

Baidu

Chinese tech firm Baidu said it had established a 300 million yuan (US$43 million) epidemic and public health security fund to support efforts including screening and research and development (R&D) for cures of diseases such as the new coronavirus, as well as for longer-term efforts such as public health and safety information dissemination. The company will also provide artificial intelligence technology as well as computing resources to assist in R&D efforts by research institutes and disease control agencies, according to a post on its official WeChat account...

Bank of America

Bank of America announced it is committing $100 million to support local communities in need as the world faces unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus. The funds will help increase medical response capacity, address food insecurity, increase access to learning as a result of school closures, and provide support to the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Bayer

Bayer announced it is donating medicines and additional financial aid worth a total of approximately 1.5 million euros ($1,663,950) to support the population affected by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China.

BD

BD is donating $750,000 to the COVID-19 response efforts in the U.S. and internationally, in addition to the $350,000 in cash and product the company donated to COVID-19 relief efforts in China earlier this year, bringing the Company's total COVID-19 response contributions to $1.1 million. The new funding is being deployed through six non-profit partners, to support healthcare workers in the United States, Europe, Latin America and China in their collaborative battle against COVID-19.

Bedrock

Bedrock, a development company in Detroit, unveiled a rescue package that states the company won’t collect rent and fees from dozens of small businesses over the next three months.

Bektrom Foods, Inc.

Bektrom Foods are purchasing supplies to fill orders from Feeding America Food banks.

Binance

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance pledged to donate 10 million Chinese yuan ($1.44 million) to the Coronavirus effort.

Biogen

The Biogen Foundation is supporting Covid-19 relief efforts in three areas: (1) Addressing immediate needs including food, water, shelter, etc. (2) Increasing access to testing outside of the hospital setting (3) Easing the burden on healthcare systems.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

With all schools closed, many families are figuring out how to provide an extra meal for children staying at home, which can stretch the resources of families already on tight budgets. A gift of just $1 to a local food bank can provide three meals for a family in need. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is making sponsorships to several food banks that add up to $30,000 to date. Just a few weeks ago, teams from Blue Cross also packed 102,212 meals which are now able to be distributed to families in need...

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is standing together with all parties to support the fight against the epidemic, making every effort to protect employees’ health and safety. BI has made a number of donations totaling more than $1 million (USD) to support the forefront fight against the epidemic in China including: A donation to the China Red Cross Foundation to purchase medical protective materials for hospitals in Wuhan and other cities in Hubei. This helps local frontline medical staff involved in their fight against the epidemic to treat patients more safely...

Boston Scientific

Thousands of safety supply items have been sent to Boston Scientific employees and the company is working to secure and deliver more. In close collaboration with local hospitals, Boston Scientific is donating more than $800K in essential supplies including face masks, goggles and protective suits. Boston Scientific is continuously monitoring to understand evolving needs, and will work with our global network to provide additional support. In addition, Boston Scientific has initiated a matching relief program supporting donations to Project HOPE...

Box Inc.

Box Inc. is offering existing clients in need of more Box licenses for new remote workers at no additional cost. The company is also offering organizations working to fight COVID-19 or any eligible nonprofit Box access for free. See the Box Blog and Box.org for details. $125K in donations are planned for San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit agencies.

BrewDog

Independent brewer BrewDog has begun making hand sanitizer at its distillery in Aberdeenshire, Scotland amid shortages driven by coronavirus fears. The firm said it would be giving away the “punk sanitizer” for free to those that need it.

Bulgari

Bulgari pledges a donation to Rome’s Spallanzani Hospital to fight Coronavirus. The donation will allow the research department of Spallanzani to purchase a microscopic image acquisition system.

Burger King

Through the Chinese food delivery service Ele.me, Burger King is delivering food to the staff at more than ten hospitals in Wuhan.

Capital One

Capital One will provide assistance such as minimum payment assistance, deferred loan assistance, and fee suppressants to customers that face “financial difficulties” due to COVID-19.

Cargill

Cargill will donate Rmb2m ($288,321) to the Chinese Red Cross. The company will also supply several hundred thousand face masks.

Carnival Corporation

Carnival has offered its ships as temporary floating hospitals to authorities around the world who are struggling to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Carnival has offered its ships as temporary floating hospitals to authorities around the world who are struggling to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Carnival noted that interested parties will be asked to cover only the essential costs of the ship's operations while in port.

Caterpillar

The Caterpillar Foundation is supporting the relief efforts with a $250,000 donation to the China Women’s Development Foundation (CWDF) to provide healthcare facilities with critical medical protective materials and support to medical staff and patients. The donation is being managed by Give2Asia, and CWDF is working closely with local nonprofits in the Hubei province, where the outbreak initially occurred, to ensure supplies are distributed in the areas with the greatest need.

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