Grocer Checks Shoppers’ Temperatures

It’s one more way to help curb COVID-19, Connecticut grocery chain says By NACS Online // April 16, 2020 WOODBURY, Conn.—Numerous retailers are taking employees’ temperatures before they go on duty, NACS Daily has reported, but a Connecticut grocery has joined a smattering of retailers that also are checking shoppers’ temperatures  before they enter stores. LaBonne’s of Woodbury,…

Economist Sees Quick Rebound for U.S. Economy

Pent-up demand, low interest rates could fuel resurgence when businesses reopen, SOI speaker said April 16, 2020 By Angel Abcede // CSP Magazine ALEXANDRIA, Va.—While historic job losses and the current unprecedented recession in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic are real-life concerns for Americans, a resurgence of economic activity on the other end as…

How to Handle ‘Carding’ During COVID-19

We Card’s president outlines how retailers can check IDs while enforcing social distancing By NACS Online // April 16, 2020 ARLINGTON, Va.—Checking customer identification for age-restricted purchases is typically a high-touch interaction, but the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and the ensuing social distancing measures—not to mention customers wearing face masks—has upended that…

COVID-19 Update: Continue Staying Home, Correction Officer Death, PPE Sterilization, Child Abuse Reports, Proposed $1.6 Billion Dividend for Employers

Information from the Office of Gov. DeWine  // April 8, 2020 (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today thanked Ohioans who are staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and urged everyone to continue their efforts. “The fear I have when we have silent victories…

Navigating Coronavirus

We’ve got you covered with expanded COVID-19 benefits and services By Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Click here to view COVID-19-related benefit changes for fully insured commercial, Medicare and self-funded customers (including HSA qualified plans). Some benefit changes may require additional considerations for self-funded customers. Click here to review support resources.   Ready-to-use COVID-19 materials available…

Ohio Extends Stay-At-Home Order Through April

Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced that the state extended its stay-at-home order until May 1, with some additional details. The Department of Health reported the number of confirmed cases Thursday was 2,902, up from 2,547 the previous day. The state said there have been 81 deaths, up from 65. Ohio has reported 802 hospitalizations,…

Once Again Estate Planning Is On Sale

By: Randall A. Denha, J.D., LL.M.* It seemed like yesterday, but in 2008, the nation entered a global financial crisis, caused by a combination of artificially inflated real estate prices and behaviors by certain financial institutions ranging from speculative to criminal.  The values of publicly traded equities, as represented by the S&P 500 Index, plummeted…

COVID-19 Resources

NGA COVID-19 Website Updated Food Industry Protocol for Positive COVID-19 Test In-store Signage with COVID-19 Messaging FAQ for Employers During COVID-19 Outbreak DOL Paid Leave Poster New SNAP Emergency Allotments  SNAP State Directory of Resources