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At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in March, companies had to quickly adjust in order to support their employees with the changes that were taking place. For many, childcare was the number one issue.
Health officials are warning the country is facing down a “two-front war” as the coronavirus pandemic collides with regular flu season.
Before the year 2020, many individuals forecasted their vision board to be filled with milestones, whether it is achieving a promotion at work from an outlined five-year plan, relocating for a new job, or plans to build a small business with new hires.
In the era of COVID-19, an economic recession, and widespread social unrest, mental health is the next crisis we need to prepare for.
We sat down with business leaders driving the global corporate response to COVID-19 to learn more about their efforts, how they are navigating this uncharted territory, and what advice they have for others. Next up in our COVID-19 Business in Action interview series are Dr. Jay J. Schnitzer, chief medical and technology officer, MITRE, and Dr. John Halamka, president of Mayo Clinic Platform.
While approximately 124,000 schools are closed for classroom learning, 95% continue to remain open to provide emergency meal assistance for students during the pandemic. More than 30 million American children depend on school meals for a significant portion of their daily nutrition, whether school is in session or not.
As the economic climate worsens and unemployment rises, the pressure to feed our nation’s youth continues to escalate – and the approach of summer complicates things further.
For many parents, trying to do their own jobs while helping their teens and tweens cope and keep up with their school work has become one of the most challenging aspects of the pandemic. Active Minds’ Chief Program Officer Laura Horne, MPH, CHES, will moderate a Q&A-style panel that will deliver expert advice and tips for balancing parenting and work during the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. To address what’s now seen as the next pandemic, brands have stepped up to create innovative partnerships designed to support employees, frontline workers, and other vulnerable populations in these trying times. In this latest TeleTalk, the U.S.