Humanity has an opportunity here, in this time of cocooning, to create a true Nova Earth, truly a world that works for everyone. Below are some examples of how people and companies everywhere are looking at our society with new eyes. They are shining examples of building a new way of living.
Austin Independent School District is preparing meals to hand out to students while school is closed amid COVID-19 concerns.
The district announced early Friday that school would be closed after two presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus disease were confirmed in Austin. But many students depend on their schools for daily meals — 53% of students in the district receive free or reduced-price lunch.
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Many of you may have heard that Costco has suspended the beloved sample program in their warehouses. Obviously hundreds of people taking food samples off of communal trays is not a good practice at this time. What many may not know is that the people who give out the samples do not work for Costco. A company called CDS is contracted by Costco to run the sample program. CDS is payed by the vendor whose product is being sampled. That means thousands of CDS employees across the country were going to lose their paycheck.
This is where my company stepped up to the plate. Costco has given the CDS workers jobs in our warehouses sanitizing surfaces like cooler door handles and credit cart key pads that members touch, and are paying them from Costco Corporate
I believe this is a great example of Costco’s commitment to being a good corporate citizen and safeguarding their members, employees and vendors. I am proud of the company I work for!.
With restaurants now limited to takeout and delivery, Viking Food in Bellingham, WA. is ramping up its services.
Co-owner Kyle Mattox announced on Monday, March 16, that the business is prioritizing hiring restaurant workers who have lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The company, which delivers restaurant meals throughout much of Whatcom County, had 60 drivers on staff before last week. It’s added 10 more drivers and plans on hiring more, Mattox said.
Hiring priority will go to restaurant workers who have lost their jobs.“We really wanted to reach out to the employees of restaurants that have been hurt by all this,” Mattox said, adding that the focus is getting through this together as a community.