COVID-19 Update: Total Deaths Cross 100,000 Mark

  • More than 100,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Illinois top the list of total deaths. 
     

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COVID-19 Update: Jobless Claims Hit 38,600,000

  • According to the Department of Labor, 2.4 million people filed for new unemployment claims last week, bringing the pandemic-driven total to nearly 39 million over the last several months. Economists warn that the recovery may not be as quick as hoped.
     
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GLOBAL GUARDIAN PERFORMS 5 APPREHENSIONS IN ONE WEEK

Over the course of a week, the Global Guardian Asset Security team performed five apprehensions for one client at various construction and facility sites.

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COVID-19 Update: All 50 States Begin Reopening

  • As of today, all 50 states have begun to reopen on some level. Health officials are closely monitoring for spikes in new cases, but these may not be seen for 10-15 days after reopening.
     
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COVID-19 Update: U.S. Cases Pass 1.5 Million

The drugmaker Moderna out of Cambridge, Massachusetts announced that their coronavirus vaccine appears to be safe and able to stimulate an immune response against the COVID-19 virus. The initial results are from testing performed on eight volunteers. The second phase involving 600 people will begin soon and is on an accelerated timeline. 

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COVID-19 Update: States Begin Lifting Restrictions

New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced a two-week extension of stay-at-home orders for parts of the state, including NYC, that do not meet certain criteria laid out by the state. Five regions of New York were cleared to reopen some non-essential businesses; the Finger Lakes, including Rochester; Central New York, a five-county area including Syracuse; the Southern Tier, which borders Pennsylvania; the Mohawk Valley, west of Albany; and the rural North County, which includes the Adirondack Mountains.

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Global Guardian Featured in Washington Post

Featured in Washington Post's article "What to do when disaster strikes on vacation", Global Guardian's Mike McGarrity provides insight into how to be prepared when it comes to traveling during a pandemic. To read the full article, click here.

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COVID-19 Update: Daily New Cases Trending Down

The number of daily new cases recorded in the U.S. has been slowly trending down over the last four days, largely due to significant declines in new cases in New York City, Detroit, and New Orleans. 

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Introducing the R2P Protective Door

To date, more than 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and the global economic recession deepens, people on the margins of society are likely to become desperate, turning to crime to survive. Since the late 1950s, crime has increased with every recession. Already in New York City, one of the epicenters of COVID-19, there has been a 31 percent uptick in burglary incidents in the month of April compared to prior year.

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Business Travel News: Volume 37

Check out Volume 37 of the Business Travel News, which covers the latest COVID-19 travel related updates.

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