- Find the latest updates on what employers need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act here. The new leave provisions will be effective on April 2, 2020.
- Bridgehaven Mental Health Services has created a pantry of items including non-perishable items, quick meals, cleaning supplies, pet care items, diapers and wipes that clients may need during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are in need, or if you would like to donate, please click here.
- PARC is allowing free 15-minute parking at meters adjacent to restaurants to accommodate people picking up carryout. Be sure to put your flashers on!
- Rye is offering free meal pick up for restaurant workers who are out of work. If you would like to support those efforts, you can donate here.
- The Lee Initiative is also offering dinner pick up at 610 Magnolia for out of work restaurant employees from 5:00pm – 8:30pm nightly.
- Understand the latest COVID-19 updates and their implications with Podchaser’s Coronavirus podcasts.
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Questions keep rolling in, so we’re going to answer a few of them today:
Investor Question #1: What changes can we expect from the Louisville Metro Public Works Department? Specifically, will there be an impact on the sanitation department in regard to trash and recycling pick up for the near future?
The only change in service at the moment for Louisville Metro Public Works is that yard waste collection has been suspended (except by request) through April 15, 2020. There are not currently changes to recycling centers or waste pick up. You can stay up-to-date on all things Public Works by subscribing to our Works Week newsletter. Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, Chief, Louisville Forward
Investor Question #2: How will the change in the economy from COVID-19 impact internships, both for Summer 2020 and in the longer term?
At the end of the day, the most important item is the welfare, well-being, and safety of all students. Companies that are flexible and allow for remote working opportunities during these times are the ones who can best take advantage of their talents. For those organizations that need the students on-site, they must practice social distancing and provide a safe working environment, which includes cleaning products, sanitizers, and best practices. We are starting to see a few companies shed their interns along with their regular employees; unfortunately there is no other alternative for some businesses. We understand those circumstances and will not penalize the students for lack of credit hours. Employers should not fear any bad-will from having to dismiss an intern – we are prepared to handle the issue and support the students. We know companies will want to partner with the university in the future – it is a two way street. We need each other and will work to provide creative solutions along the way. T. Vernon Foster, Executive Director of MBA & Graduate Programs, Career Management and PR/Marketing, University of Louisville
Investor Question #3: How will COVID-19 impact students graduating in 2020? Do you have any advice or suggestions for support for students looking for internships entering the workforce in the Spring/Summer of 2020?
We’re are not stopping internships because that is truly a relationship built between the employer and the student. I do not anticipate long term impacts to internships as a result of this virus. Students need the work experience and employers have discovered the value associated with investing in these students while they are in school – I suspect the opportunities will continue to exist. If I were a college student today I would be looking hard for internship opportunities. Such career develop is valuable and distinguishes one’s resume from the pack. Dr. Ty J. Handy, President, Jefferson Community and Technical College
At GLI, our mission is to provide value for our investors and we want to hear from you. What questions do you have about how your business should prepare or respond during this COVID-19 crisis?