closely monitoring the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effect on communities, the economy and financial markets across the country. The safety and health of the public is a priority for the Alliance. The evolving situation surrounding coronavirus has created an environment of uncertainty across all aspects of our daily life.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, early information about COVID-19 shows that older people and those with chronic diseases are at higher risk of getting sick from this illness. The Alliance provides Americans approaching and living in retirement with educational resources, tools and insights about reducing risk in retirement. As part of that mission, we want to make you aware of resources and information about COVID-19 provided by government health authorities and the World Health Organization.
We encourage you to utilize these resources for guidance, to answer common questions and remain up to date on the latest COVID-19 developments.
MEMBER COMPANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO COVID-19 RELIEF EFFORTS
All our Alliance member companies have been leaders in providing support to front-line responders, communities, nonprofit organizations, businesses and others affected by the pandemic. The Alliance and our member companies have made contributions that included more than $100 million to relief efforts, donations of critical goods, and funding and lending to small businesses.
Our efforts have included:
• Donating protective equipment
• Leading community volunteer initiatives
• Donating meals
• Covering food costs for hospital workers
• Activating employee gift matching
• Providing resources to researchers
• Waiving rent for affected businesses
• Making direct donations of over $100 million
As the world continues its efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, research effective treatments and cures, and provide help to those most affected, we’re proud of our member companies’ collective commitment to this fight. To learn more about member company contributions, go to the Alliance’s newsroom.