Mar 12, 2020

Pandemic panic

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Across the world, markets are seeing red because of COVID-19. How brick-and-mortar retailers are trying to keep customers safe. Companies in the U.S. are changing their paid sick time policies.

Segments From this episode

What's changed at the U.S.-Mexico border because of COVID-19?

Mar 12, 2020
People are continuing to go to work and take public transportation at the border.
A man sits on a fountain just across the street from the border crossing in Brownsville, Texas, on June 29, 2019.
Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus is pressuring some companies to offer paid sick leave

Mar 12, 2020
There is no federal mandate for paid sick time, though some states require it.
Walmart announced it would offer paid sick leave to employees diagnosed with COVID-19.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Brick-and-mortar retail has a COVID-19 cleaning problem

Mar 12, 2020
Stores are adding policies to help customers feel safe.
How is Sephora handling people sharing makeup samples in store during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images for SephoraXKaufhof

Music from the episode

Introduction Nick Drake

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director