Did Walgreens help during the Covid-19 pandemic?


  • Pharmacists at CVS and Walgreens describe nerve-racking interactions with potentially infected customers as locations are overrun during the coronavirus pandemic (Business Insider)
  • DATCP served Walgreens with cease and desist letters for unlawfully raising prices on foods, cleaning products and personal hygiene supplies (Leader Telegram)
  • Walgreens did not inform the public or relevant authorities when confirmed cases of Covid-19 are found at their stores (South Coast Today)
  • Worse still, they did not even tell their managers that there were potential cases of COVID-19 at the store until after the tests came back positive, which took five days (South Coast Today)
  1. Waived their prescription drug home delivery charges during the time of pandemic, along with delivery for online orders (Yahoo! Finance)
  2. Walgreens stores will open at 8 a.m., with the full hour from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. dedicated to senior citizens. This hour is also available to their caregivers and immediate family may also visit the store during this time (Walgreens)
  3. To assist team members with unexpected expenses incurred during the pandemic as they are doing everything they can to support customers, patients and communities across America, they are providing a one-time payment of $300 for full-time and $150 for part-time hourly team members working in their stores and distribution centres (Walgreens)
  4. Paid leave for any employees testing positive for COVID or quarantined because another employee is affected (Walgreens)
  5. No penalty for self-isolating (employees can use PTO or take unpaid leave and still have a job) (Walgreens)
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