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Saturday, March 28, 2020

APAICS COVID-19 Community Resources





In this tumultuous time, APAICS and our partners have taken decisive action to protect the safety and health of our community. At APAICS we have taken proactive steps to minimize exposure to COVID-19, including:

·    Instituting teleworking for our staff;
·    Participating in briefings to inform the public and offer solutions to the growing wave of anti-Asian sentiment;
·    Offering our trainings online including our Women’s Collective ReflectUs Webinar on March 26;
·    Launching our new, webinar-based programming “APAICS in Conversation” in April to promote AAPIs and our APAICS alumni and to create a sense of community; and
·    Keeping our APAICS community updated on our actions regarding Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

We are also pleased that our partners are leading efforts both nationally and globally in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. APAICS appreciates their efforts and would like to highlight the work they are doing to ensure the safety and financial security of our nation:

Communications

AT&T is removing data caps, offering discounts, providing access to broadband to underserved communities and ensuring students and workers can telework.

Charter Communications is offering free access to high-speed broadband internet and Wi-Fi to low-income households, college students, and households with K-12 students, ensuring they have access to continue their education.

Comcast is opening its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use, offering low-income households free access to the internet and at a higher speed, and creating new education content and information on COVID-19 on its servers.

Verizon is donating millions of dollars and offering high-speed data to support small businesses, offering flexible payment options and free access to the internet to low-income families, offering free international calls to the CDC, and creating a COVID-19 hub page.

Health Care Industries

Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead and PhRMA are all working to beat COVID-19 by coordinating with government agencies worldwide and taking proactive steps to protect their workers.

Manufacturing

Toyota Motor North America is utilizing several of the company’s North American facilities to create face shields while collaborating with medical device companies to speed the manufacture of ventilators, respirators and other vital devices for hospitals.

Hyundai is donating millions to children’s hospitals throughout the U.S. to support COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Centers.

Retail

Amazon is donating millions to get critical items to people in quarantine, providing additional resources and compensation for their employees, and combating price gouging.

Pepsico is working to ensure the safety of our food supply and is donating nutritious meals to out-of-school students and at-risk families.

Walmart is donating millions to strengthen the global public health response, bolster food security, and support the needs of local communities in the U.S. and internationally.

Wells Fargo is suspending residential foreclosure sales, fee waivers, and donating millions to those most vulnerable to help address food, shelter, small business, and housing stability.

Technology

Dell is donating millions across the world to communities and front-line organizations working to treat and contain COVID-19, and is donating and leveraging its technology to deliver support where it's needed most.

Google is donating millions to the global COVID-19 relief and is partnering with the US government to develop a website dedicated to COVID-19, creating COVID-19 PSAs over its websites, and removing misinformation on its websites, platforms, and its ads.




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