Corporate Aid Tracker: COVID-19 Business in Action

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.  Pandemics know no borders.  As the number of infections grows daily, it has become clear that no community will be spared its effects.

The leadership of the business community has never been more important than in times of crisis.  American businesses have been at the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic – from manufacturing essential medical supplies to providing support for first responders and healthcare professionals. 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has been tracking the contributions from businesses of all sizes and sectors that are helping combat the coronavirus. This tracker is updated daily, and we’d love to include your information.

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2020

Orbital Insights

Satellite data insights company Orbital Insights is using its technology to help the media, government agencies and cities understand the impact of coronavirus on the movement of people and goods.

Outschool

Outschool is offering free live online classes for students ages 3-18 affected by public school shutdowns, conducted over video chat. The 10,000-plus classes cover topics in English, math, social studies, science, coding, health and wellness, music, art and world languages.

OYO

OYO is offering free hotel rooms to doctors, nurses and medical first responders at its 300 hotels in the U.S.

Panera Bread

Panera Bread is partnering with the USDA to serve meals to children throughout Ohio, with plans to expand the program across the country.

Pearson

Pearson is providing access to expert faculty, best practices, and other online learning resources for people who are studying, teaching or working remotely. Pearson has offered a number of services for free, such as access to an e-book library for U.S. and U.K. higher education students already using Pearson courseware...

Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Pepco is suspending service disconnections and waiving new late payment charges at least until May 1 and will be working with customers on a case-by-case basis to establish payment arrangements and identify energy assistance options.

PepsiCo

PepsiCo, Inc. and The PepsiCo Foundation announced a more than $45 million initiative focused on helping people and communities most affected by COVID-19. The company is funding vital support including protective gear for healthcare workers, testing and screening services, and is already in the process of distributing more than 50 million nutritious meals to at-risk populations by supporting food banks and other partners around the world. The company is allocating its $45 million COVID-19 response to support the most hard-hit communities, including the following investments:

Pernod Richard

Wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard retooled its production to bolster the supply of hand sanitizer. Production starts the week of March 23 at U.S. manufacturing facilities and distilleries.

Perry Health

Perry Health is providing rapidly deployable technology for standardized screening as well as an app for symptom monitoring/telehealth for patients under home quarantine to provide support and peace of mind and optimize capacity in hospital settings. This technology is being provided as an in-kind donation to address COVID-19.

Pfizer

In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, the Pfizer Foundation has provided $500,000 in grants to support the provision of urgently needed aid and supplies to front-line healthcare workers. This grant funding is supporting urgent assistance by Direct Relief and Project HOPE, two key international organizations working with local partners on the ground to provide supplies and other support to health workers and health systems in affected areas in China...

PG&E

Utility company PG&E, which provides gas and electricity across Northern California, announced it would not shut off services because of nonpayment due to the coronavirus.

Pingan Good Doctor

Pingan Good Doctor announced it was setting up an antivirus command center, donating 10 million masks to provinces across the nation, adding that online consultations would be free of charge for all users in China.

PNC

PNC is prepared to offer assistance to impacted customers through a range of measures. Should customers of PNC encounter hardship as a result of the coronavirus, they can call PNC for assistance. PNC will continue to monitor the situation to determine potential extension or expansion of available assistance.

Polo Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren announced it would work with its manufacturing partners to produce masks and isolation gowns.

Polo Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren announced it would work with its manufacturing partners to produce masks and isolation gowns.

Prada

Prada has donated six intensive care units to three separate hospitals in Milan.

Procter & Gamble

P&G is stepping up to provide much-needed product donations and financial support. The companies contributions are broad-based with cash support to ensure disaster relief organizations can meet immediate needs, including hygiene education, medical equipment and supplies, and millions of P&G products donated from 30 brands in more than 20 countries, with more on the way. P&G's contributions of product and in-kind support now exceed $15 million and will continue to increase as the company works with communities around the world to understand how it can best serve them.

Prudential Financial

Responding to the urgent and growing needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Prudential has donated 153,000 face masks—including 75,000 n95 respirators—for health care workers in New Jersey. The company has also committed $1.5 million in funding for local businesses and community support, both in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to Prudential’s year-round charitable matching gift program, Prudential has a special $200,000 double-match program for gifts to selected organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PwC

The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc. is giving $2.85 million to support the people and communities most impacted by COVID-19. PwC is also supporting and caring for its 55,000 staff by providing enhanced benefits during this time, including up to $2,200 in emergency childcare support, $1,000 of which can be applied to elder care; everyday flexible work arrangements; mental health and wellness resources including virtual doctor visits and free mental health coaching; and an unprescribed number of sick days for all US full-time and part-time staff.

Qiagen

Qiagen is in the process of sending 200 QIAstat-Dx cartridges for the detection of respiratory pathogens that includes COVID-19 to China. The technology is being validated at four hospitals.

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