Henson Foundation donates $250,000 to nonprofits affected by COVID-19

Lower Shore nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are getting a major boost from the Richard A. Henson Foundation. On Monday, the foundation announced a $250,000 contribution to assist nonprofits during the COVID-19 outbreak. The funding will be split between the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore who will then distribute between their respective nonprofits. (Delmarva)

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Coronavirus-fueled panic buying cleared the shelves of eggs. What's next for egg markets?

When disaster strikes, market watchers know that American shoppers typically lunge for the same staples: milk, bread, toilet paper — and cartons of eggs. As ingredients in most baking, useful for making pasta from scratch, and an essential part of the timeless Easter tradition of egg dyeing, it's easy to understand why these compact sources of protein are in high demand. And, with kids and parents working and schooling from home, families might be finding more time to get cracking with the skillet in the mornings. (Delmarva)

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MGM National Harbor revenue fell by nearly 60% in March

The forced closure of Maryland's six casinos last month to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus sliced revenue in March by nearly 60% compared with March 2019's record-setting take. The total gaming revenue for the six casinos was $68.65 million, which was a drop of $94.6 million, or 57.9%, from the $163.3 million recorded by Maryland Lottery and Gaming for March last year. (Wash Bus Journal)

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A ‘Miracle Machine’: Baltimore Company Creates Affordable Version Of Ventilators Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has brought into focus the nationwide shortage of ventilators that help the very sick to breathe. The machines are complicated and costly, but a Baltimore company is seeking approval to make thousands of ventilators quickly and cheaply. Adcor Industries in Baltimore’s Greektown neighborhood usually produces parts for the aerospace industry. Now, they’ve got their sights set a little closer to home. (WJZ)

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COVID-19 forces Under Armour layoffs, closure extensions

Under Armour Friday said it is laying off thousands of workers at its stores and distribution facilities because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “In these unprecedented and challenging times, the majority of stores where Under Armour is available remain closed, contributing to a significant decline in revenue. … This unanticipated shock to our business has been acute, forcing us to make difficult decisions to ensure that Under Armour is positioned to participate in the eventual recovery of demand,” Under Armour President and CEO Patrik Frisk said in a statement. (Daily Record)

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What should you do if one of your employees has COVID-19?

And how would you even find that out in the first place? We sought the answers to these questions — top of mind for any employer today — from legal, human resources and crisis communications experts, along with the latest health authority guidance, to learn the best practices should a person on your payroll test positive for the novel coronavirus. (Balt Bus Journal)

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It’s not just restaurants: Maryland’s caterers and staff are feeling pain of coronavirus pandemic

Aaron Gold considers his team at Zeffert and Gold Event Catering a family. His own 90-year-old mother still prepares the soups, sauces and hummus for bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings and corporate functions the company caters. But once the coronavirus pandemic hit and a state of emergency put the kibosh on events of 50, and later 10 people, Gold and other catering companies across the U.S. watched most of his spring business evaporate overnight. (Balt Sun)

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SECU commits up to $400K in COVID-19 relief efforts

SECU, Maryland’s largest state chartered credit union, announced Friday a commitment of up to $200,000 in hardship grants for its members through the SECU MD Foundation and $200,000 for COVID-19 community relief efforts. Community relief will focus on supporting key areas: health care workers, child care and education and nonprofit organizations. (Daily Record)

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