NATIONWIDE MARKETING GROUP
Exactly 10 days after signing into law “Phase 2” of the Coronavirus relief efforts, President Donald Trump put ink to paper, making official the largest single economic stimulus package in U.S. history. “Phase 3,” the CARES Act, is a $2 trillion relief bill that will touch nearly every part of the U.S. economy.
Where H.R.6201 (a.k.a. Phase 2, a.k.a. the Families First Coronavirus Response Act) focused on employees’ rights and providing paid sick leave and expanded FMLA rights for workers impacted by the virus, S.3548 (a.k.a. Phase 3, a.k.a. the CARES Act) is geared towards putting dollars in the pockets of individuals and businesses in order to prop up a very shaky and fragile economy. The bill is projected to provide nearly three-times as much financial assistance and relief as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
BLOOM ENERGY, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ALMO PARTNER TO REFURBISH VENTILATORS FOR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AS COVID-19 SPREADS THROUGHOUT U.S.
Bloom Energy Corp. (NYSE: BE) and Almo Corporation today announced they are joining forces to refurbish unused, out-of-warranty ventilators and ship them to state agencies and hospitals throughout the country, particularly as an increasing number of patients experience critical respiratory issues as a result of COVID-19.
As part of this process, Bloom is refurbishing the ventilators, while Almo is using its national logistics network to ship the ventilators to/from Bloom’s manufacturing facilities in California and Delaware for refurbishment and out to the state agencies and hospitals that need them the most.
Dear UASA Members and Appliance Servicers,
Both as people and as an industry, this is an unprecedented event. It’s impossible to know exactly how it will play out and we’re all on edge.
In most municipalities that have enacted Shelter in Place orders or Stay at Home mandates, appliance services have been considered Essential Businesses that maintain the infrastructure of communities and are therefore not subject to shutdown orders. Of course, the challenge lies in the fact that many of our customers may not know we’re open, and that even among those who do, they may be understandably wary to allow our technicians into their homes. It’s up to each of our businesses to get the word out that we’re still here to serve our customers and that we’re taking all necessary measures to ensure that we can continue to do so safely.
Danby continues to monitor COVID-19 developments closely – the health and well-being of our associates, clients, and employees is of utmost importance.
Business Groups Send Letter to White House Calling for Swift and Flexible Economic Stabilization Efforts
THE NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION
The National Retail Federation was among 89 retail industry trade groups that sent a letter to the White House today applauding the Trump Administration and House and Senate leadership for their efforts to protect public health and minimize the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.