It’s hard to believe how quickly the coronavirus has changed our lives in just a matter of weeks. From the healthcare crisis to the closing of so many businesses, sports and entertainment venues and restaurants, the economic standstill can be felt across America and the world. With all of this uncertainty, what’s risen to the top is the positive news of people supporting friends and neighbors and showcasing innovation in the way they work, the way they are making their business practices safe to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus – protecting themselves, customers and employees.
Below you’ll find a weekly recap of news that inspires and gives us hope, highlighting that small actions and thinking outside the box in the way we respond can have a big impact.
- “In a moment like this, there is no choice but for each of us to try to do our part to help these small businesses withstand this crisis.” A story on the creative approaches to help small businesses during this crisis.
- Innovation at Work: Telehealth is soaring – helping to meet the challenges of improving patient care.
- For 22 years, this Dallas-area grocery cashier has been essential to customers’ lives, and never more so than now.
- Pennsylvania workers lived in a factory for 28 days straight to make raw materials for PPE to fight coronavirus.
- An Ohio man and his family make and deliver 5,000 sandwiches to thank Cleveland hospital staff.
- SheSaidSheSaid Podcast: The power of calm: leadership lessons from Marine Corp Vet & Ranch Road Boots Founder/CEO Sarah Ford.
- Mary Katharine Ham: It’s Okay to Be a Different Kind of Parent During the Pandemic. When something outside your control changes your life, it’s what you do with what you can control that really shapes your children.
- Scott Gottlieb (AEI): How to Keep Workers Healthy on the Job Employers can stagger breaks, deep-clean surfaces, limit meetings and offer on-site testing.
Have a story of innovation or what businesses are doing to mitigate the transmission of the virus? Share to The Policy Circle social accounts or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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