Ahead of the holidays, retailers compete on store safety

Nov 12, 2020
Because, yes, the pandemic is still raging, and a lot of customers are still hesitant to go shopping.
Signs are placed to direct traffic inside the Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall in Arcadia, California, in October.
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The new workflow for plumbers means turning some jobs down

May 20, 2020
The owner of a plumbing company won't serve clients who are ill, and both plumbers and clients must wear face masks.
Connie DePaepe, owner of American Drain Works & Plumbing. DePaepe's rules have changed since the pandemic hit.
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Workers forced to choose between feeling safe and jobs

May 6, 2020
More than 40 states have plans to lift restrictions, clearing the way for people to return to work. But are employees ready for that?
A customer waits his turn for a haircut in Lilburn, Georgia, on April 24, the day the governor allowed some businesses such as barbershops to reopen.
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OSHA takes a limited role protecting workers in pandemic

Apr 29, 2020
The agency hasn't set specific safety standards to hold employers to.
President Donald Trump has declared that meat processing businesses are "critical infrastructure."
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