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Walmart to begin taking employee temperatures

Walmart will start taking the temperatures of its employees as they report to work in stores, warehouse clubs, distribution centers and other facilities.

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CVS Health, foundations pledge $1M in employee, community relief

CVS Health and its foundations are providing financial investments to help communities and employees facing COVID-19 pandemic-related hardships.

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J&J and the U.S. government are committing more than $1 billion for research and development of a novel coronavirus vaccine, which could be ready for emergency use by early 2021.

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All 97 Kinney Drugs locations have acrylic shields installed in the pharmacy drop-off and pick-up areas, as well as at the front registers, to protect customers and employees.

Publix will be offering rent relief to businesses operating in Publix-owned shopping centers that have closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Beaumont and Henry Ford hospitals in Detroit have received 22,500 pairs of gloves each from CDMA.

Instacart plans to distribute new health and safety supplies to full-service shoppers, including a liquid spray alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Ninety percent of local pharmacists are reporting a shortage of hydroxychloroquine, according to an NCPA survey.

L’Oréal USA is donating funds and hygiene and personal care items to several organizations, as well as producing alcohol-based hand sanitizers, to aid in COVID-19 outbreak and recovery efforts.

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Amneal is donating one million hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets to Texas, following a donation of two million tablets to New York.

The company's more than 7,300 pharmacy drive-throughs now offer more than 60 front-end products, among them household essentials Walgreens chose specifically to support efforts to prevent infection or mitigate symptoms. 

Dollar General is providing all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10% discount on qualifying purchases.

Giant Food is donating 1,200 hams and $550,000 to five Feeding America food banks to help provide meals to families impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic.

Walmart has started installing plexiglass barriers at pharmacy lanes and also is waiving fees on telehealth doctor visits for associates.

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