COVID-19 Webinar: A Q&A Session with the Global Guardian Team

As we navigate what the new normal looks like, Global Guardian continues to provide support when it comes to COVID-19, including regular intelligence reporting, employee trainings, protocols on returning to work safely, how we need to think about the future of travel, and more.

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COVID-19 Update: New Cases Spiking in Brazil and Russia

There are nearly 1.3 million cases in the U.S.

  • The death toll from COVID-19 stands at 77,000 in the U.S. There were more than 4,500 deaths recorded in the last 48 hours. 
  • According to Labor Department statistics, more than 20 million jobs were lost in April. The unemployment rate now stands at 14.7 percent. More than 33 million people have filed unemployment insurance claims since the pandemic-driven lockdown began in mid-March. 

  • In Pennsylvania, the stay-at-home order was extended to 04 June for "red" counties with high rates of COVID-19 infections. Businesses in "yellow" counties will be allowed to re-open with some restrictions starting 08 May. 
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Returning to Work Safely in the New State of Business

As many states begin to relax social distancing guidelines, the focus is now shifting to what the new normal looks like and how to return to work and our routines safely and effectively.

In our recent webinar, the Global Guardian team discussed a few helpful tips as we enter into this new phase, including appointing a COVID-19 czar/coordinator, returning your workforce in shifts, instituting screening protocols, installing sanitizer stations, and more.

In addition, we continue to identify and offer a variety of products and services to support clients through the different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Update: U.S. Deaths Surpass 70,000 Mark

Death Toll Passes 70,000 Mark in U.S.

  • The death toll from COVID-19 stands at 72,000 in the U.S. There were more than 2,300 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. Nursing homes have been hit particularly hard by the virus.
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COVID-19 Update: Remdesivir Approved for Emergency Use

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency approval for the antiviral drug remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19. The drug, originally developed to treat ebola, was shown to help COVID-19 patients recover more quickly, but did not significantly reduce fatality rates. It will be used to treat severely ill patients.  
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COVID-19 Update: Unemployment Claims Pass 30 Million in U.S.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 3.8 million people filed new unemployment insurance claims last week, bringing the total for the past six weeks to more than 30,000,000 claims. The unemployment rate may hit 20% in April.
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COVID-19 Update: U.S. Sees 4.8 Percent GDP Drop

The U.S. now accounts for one-third of total global cases with over 1,000,000 while the global total has surpassed 3,000,000. While much of Europe has "flattened the curve" or seen consistent declines in new cases, other countries are seeing explosive case growth, including Brazil, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, and Peru. 

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Introducing the iS3 Temperature Monitoring and Detection System

As businesses begin to reopen, it will be imperative to look for additional safety measures to keep employees safe and healthy and for operations to continue to run. As we shift our focus and begin to navigate the new normal, Global Guardian is committed to exploring products and services for our clients that further support your health, safety, and security.

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COVID-19 Update: U.S. Sees Largest Daily Spike in Cases

On 25 April, the U.S. tallied 39,000 new cases over the previous 24-hours, the largest one-day increase in new cases on record for the country. Total cases will surpass one million before the end of today. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, California, and Pennsylvania are the hardest hit states by total cases.

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COVID-19 Update: Unemployment in the U.S. Continues to Rise

Job Losses Continue as House Passes Relief Bill

  • The U.S. Labor Department reported on 23 April that another 4.4 million people filed initial unemployment claims last week, bringing the five-week total to more than 26 million. Nearly one in six American workers has lost a job in recent weeks.
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