Help Save A Local Business

The USA TODAY has set up a web site, SUPPORT LOCAL, that is “an initiative that lets you show your support for your local businesses during this challenging time. The platform is built by Gannett, a news media company that includes USA TODAY and hundreds of local media brands. Our news brands have always had a special relationship with their local businesses and are dedicated to supporting them. We hope that our efforts will allow them to continue to serve their communities in the future.”

Go to this web site and

  • Search for a local business
  • If your favorite business isn’t on the list, add it
  • Purchase a gift card now so that you can enjoy it later

Support Local

How is Your Bank Supporting You During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash

Contact your bank online, or phone and ask them these questions:

  • What is the best way to bank if I am sheltering in place?
  • Are branches, offices, ATMs, and call centers open and available?
  • How are you assisting customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • If I have a mortgage, how are you helping?
  • If I have a loan what are my options?

Cash Payments To Taxpayers

Treasury Secretary Steven Munchin said we should be receiving our share within three weeks.

“Americans who are eligible to receive one-time payments from the federal government as part of a massive coronavirus economic relief package will see that money deposited into their bank accounts “within three weeks,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday.

CBS News

Apple COVID-19 Screening App

“Apple on Friday released a website and an iOS app that allows users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms, marking another response to the pandemic by a major tech platform.

Both tools were developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Apple said in a statement to CNN Business. The app and website include a questionnaire and information about the novel coronavirus.”

Apple Screening Tool

Website           iPhone iPad App

Let’s all look out for each other by knowing our status, trying not to infect others, and reserving care for those in need.”

What the world can learn from China’s response to the coronavirus

From Hong Kong, South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu tracks China’s response to the coronavirus pandemic….. Liu identifies lessons people across the world can use to stop its spread.. Recorded March 25, 2020.  58 Minutes.  TED Talk

South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu

Look for these important lessons:

            The importance for open and informed COMMUNICATIONS

            The importance of TESTING

            The importance of CONTACT TRACING

To view this Ted Talk, click on this link: What The World Can Learn From China

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