Many are asking, where can I buy masks and hand sanitizer. And even gloves. There was a run on face masks and hand sanitizer, and it seems that there will continue to be a high demand.
Some have found hand sanitizer from distilleries, which is a great source.
Masks can be found on local sites like NextDoor from neighbors who have worked together to make masks, many even offering the masks for free on neighborhood Little Libraries.
Masks, hand sanitizer and gloves are also available on sites like Craigslist.
eBay has a great selection of hand sanitizer, look at so many products from all over the world, including many local seller.
eBay also sells masks and gloves nitrile vinyl and latex varieties.
Dear Charter Executives,
I am writing this letter after being frustrated beyond words with your
customer facing representatives and the tactics being employed by your
As a business, our revenue has dropped to zero. And most employees
have been laid off.
In my first communication with Spectrum related to our business
enterprise account it was hours on the phone to even speak with
someone. After this I was told that there would be no services
disconnected. Then I was told by another rep that it was only for 60
Then I was told that we could request service suspensions. Which made
the most sense for us as there was nobody at our facility to watch TV
and we really only needed a few of our internet services, fiber and
coax internet. So I requested that the services on tv and some
internet lines be suspended. That was end of March, Now today after
receiving a threatening collections call yesterday about our account
being past due, The rep stated, pay the account or your services will
be disconnected, how would you like to pay.
I asked to speak to a manager, who stated the leadership changed their
mind and not accept suspension of services.
I have case numbers and the fact that this was not communicated and
the way it was communicated is of grave concern. Perhaps it ties to
revenue bottom line and accounts receivable. which is a terrible
Needless to say there was no clear direction communication offered.
This is in stark contrast with my communication with other companies
Verizon for Wireless and FiOS was a breeze, they offered suspension of
accounts saved us money and flagged our account for COVID19 bill
relief, no late fees, no disconnections.
Having been a Spectrum/Charter customer for many years, and paying
over $250,000 in service fees you would think that your company would
have better ways to handle business enterprise customers.
I trust your company will do the right thing for customers who are
affected. The last thing businesses need is more headaches.
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Thomas M. Rutledge
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President, President of Spectrum Enterprise
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Catherine C. Bohigian
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs
Senior Vice President, Communications
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You may be entitled to a one-time Stimulus Payment as part of the CARES Act. According to the Treasury Department, electronic Direct Deposit payments have already started being deposited and will continue over several weeks. For payments made by check, the Treasury Department said it will start mailing checks the week of April 20th and continue over several weeks.
How Can I Prepare?
To learn more, including who’s eligible, how payments will be received, payment amounts, and other information, you should visit the IRS directly. . The IRS is setting up a “Get My Payment”application to help you confirm your payment method (direct deposit or paper check) and check the status of your stimulus payment.
You can also click here to go right to the page to check.
What If I Want To Do Direct Deposit Into my Citi Account?
If the IRS has your Citibank account information from your 2018 or 2019 tax filing then you should receive your payment by direct deposit. Log in to Citi Online or download the Citi Mobile App to check if your stimulus payment has been deposited. The payment will appear in your recent transactions. You can also set up alerts to be notified when your stimulus payment is deposited.
If the IRS doesn’t have your Citibank account information, you can add your direct deposit information if your check hasn’t been mailed:
Find your Routing and Account Numbers on the Account Details page on Citi Online or by clicking on “View Routing Number & More” in the Citi Mobile App
You can also find the information at the bottom of your paper checks
What If I’m Getting A Paper Check?
If you receive a paper check, you must sign the back. Then you can:
Use Mobile Check Deposit in the Citi Mobile App – it’s the easiest and fastest way if you do not have direct deposit
Deposit the check at a local branch or at a Citi ATM that accepts deposits
If you need to withdraw cash, you have fee-free access to cash with your Citibank debit card at over 65,000 ATM locations nationwide, including ATMs at Target, Costco, Walgreens, CVS and Duane Reade.
Additional COVID-19 Updates
Visit citi.com/covid19 for the latest on account assistance as well as information on managing your account digitally, market insights, fraud prevention and more.
This info was sent to me in an effort to better understand how the $600 Federal funds are factored into the benefits one can receive from being affected by the COVID19 pandemic.
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE INFORMATION
The following provides the latest available information on the efforts of the Employment
Development Department (EDD) to implement the new unemployment provisions of the
federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Because developments are
occurring so quickly, we encourage you to check for updates on the EDD Coronavirus 2020
webpage. Here is the link. https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
Another useful link from EDD that provides timely information for people who recently filed for
benefits because they lost jobs or had their hours reduced due to the impacts of
What changes did the CARES Act make to Unemployment Insurance?
The CARES Act made several significant changes to the traditional Unemployment Insurance program. More specifically, it 1) increased unemployment insurance by increasing benefits by $600 per week; 2) extended unemployment benefits by 13 weeks, and 3) expanded access by allowing part-time, self-employed and gig economy workers to access unemployment insurance benefits. Each of these changes is discussed in detail below.
Additional $600 payments for workers
The EDD is working on the programming needed to implement the extra $600 per week benefit payment paid by the federal government to workers collecting regular UI benefits. The basic unemployment benefit provided by EDD, plus $600 per week, would replace a large percentage of wages for many California workers.
That programming cannot be finalized until California and other states receive the details and final guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). It is EDD’s expectation that the extra benefit payments can begin soon and continue thereafter as bi-weekly payments are issued for unemployed Californians.
It always takes about three (3) weeks for most Californians to receive their first benefit payment if found eligible, with the exception primarily of wage and identity issues. However, after that first benefit payment, unemployed workers will have to answer basic certification questions every two weeks to receive bi-weekly payments as long as they remain eligible.
13-week extension of Unemployment Insurance benefits for those who exhaust their current benefits
The EDD is also awaiting final details to be able to start programming to grant an additional 13 weeks of federally paid unemployment benefits when an unemployed worker runs out of all of the benefits associated with their regular state-administered unemployment claim. In California, regular state benefit payments can be made for up to 26 weeks within a one-year timeframe.
What is the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program?
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a brand new program.
Who qualifies for PUA?
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program is for those who do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits, including the self-employed and those who were previously on UI, but exhausted their benefits.
What will this program do?
This program will make those individuals eligible for UI, including the additional $600 per week and the 13 week extension of benefits when they run out of benefits associated with regular state-administered UI claims. In California, regular state benefit payments can be made for up to 26 weeks within a one-year timeframe.
The EDD is working quickly with the California Department of Technology (CDT)/Office of Digital Innovation to develop the application needed to implement this new program to serve unemployed Californians who don’t usually qualify for regular UI benefits, including the self-employed.
Again, Californians should watch for updates on EDD’s website that will include instructions for workers who may have already applied for benefits and were not found eligible for the regular state-administered UI program.
What is the status of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program and its implementation?
The EDD is working on programing needed to implement the new provisions for the unemployed but, like all other states, they are currently awaiting further guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to complete that programming.
That includes all of the parameters needed to start paying an additional $600 to those receiving unemployment benefits in light of the impacts of the coronavirus, as well as to establish a new 13-week extension of benefits paid for by the federal government when someone exhausts their regular UI claim during an established timeline.
Individuals who are waiting for the availability of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance should monitor EDD’s website for updates on this federal program. At this time, EDD believes that it is incorrect to assume that this group of individuals will be required to file for regular unemployment insurance and be denied those benefits in order to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Specific instructions on how to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance will be available later on the EDD website.
D’Addario’s engineering team has found a way to transform Evans G2 drumheads into protective face shields for medical workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to be in production by April 27th and to quickly ramp up to a capacity of 100,000 face shields per week.
We plan to manufacture these shields as long as they’re needed in NY or anywhere around the globe. We’ve watched the incredible efforts of our healthcare and essential services workers all across the world with great admiration. While we cannot match the immeasurable efforts of these selfless heroes, we feel an immense responsibility to do our part in overcoming this crisis.
We called this Project Excelsior after the New York State Motto, which means “Ever Upward” because it captured the extraordinary determination and can-do spirit of our small team of engineers and product designers. It also typifies our music company’s current credo during the crisis: #WeWillPlayOn.
D’Addario’s engineering team has found a way to transform Evans G2 drumheads into protective face shields for medical workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to be in production by April 27th and to quickly ramp up to a capacity of 100,000 face shields per week. pic.twitter.com/Z35ZD7fFiw
— D'Addario (@DaddarioandCo) April 8, 2020
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April 9, 2020
Dear valued customer,
Over the last several weeks, our nation has faced one of the most challenging times in our history. There is one thing that has not changed: our company’s continued commitment to you and your families. Our pharmacists, store and distribution center teams are working hard to support the health and well-being of the communities we serve throughout the course of the pandemic. I want to share additional steps we are taking to respond to the crisis and keep you and our team members safe and healthy.
This week, we are providing face covers to our store and distribution center employees and continuing the installation of plexiglass shields in our stores to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. These measures are in addition to a number of other actions, such as an increased store cleaning regimen, adjusted store hours, and social distancing signage to protect you, your loved ones and our team members. We are hiring 10,000 temporary workers to ease the strain on our current employees and help those that are in need of work.
We’ve also taken a number of steps to help you receive the medications, digital health services and essentials you need while practicing social distancing including:
You can find more information on all the steps we are taking to address the COVID-19 crisis on our website. We are in this together, and with the safety measures we are implementing for our team members and customers, we can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while providing customers and patients with the products, services and support they need.
I want to extend my sincere gratitude to all our team members for the critical work they are doing every day to care for our customers and communities. And, I’d like to personally thank you for your patience and cooperation, and for choosing Walgreens to care for you and your families during these difficult times.
Workshops will include tips & tricks to make the most of your space (or lack thereof) for growing food to stretch your budget, supplement your diet, reduce excursions to the store, and get safely outside to enjoy the day! Your questions answered live. Bring your friends: perfect for experienced gardeners, no-experience gardeners and Brown Thumbs alike.
Meeting Password: GrowFood
- A good source of fiber
- Good for your heart
- Low glycemic index
- shorten colds, citrus fruits are excellent disease fighters
- packed with potassium
- help you better absorb other nutrients
- might keep skin looking young
- weight loss staple
- they help prevent scurvy