Did Best Buy help during the Covid-19 pandemic?


  1. Best Buy is limiting its US stores to “contactless” curbside service, allowing only employees into its stores (The Verge)
  2. Best Buy employees who are working right now are doing so “on a voluntary basis” and says any employee who feels sick and stays home will be paid for that time, anyone exposed to COVID-19 is being asked to stay home — with pay— and Best Buy is paying employees who may need to care for children at home (but the email does not say how much or for how long) (The Verge)
  3. Paying staff to stay home from March 22 until April 18 (StarTribune)
  4. Those who volunteered to work get paid an additional $2.50 per hour (StarTribune)
  • Furloughed more than 50,000 hourly store workers. Furloughed employees will keep their health benefits for three months (CBS Minnesota)
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