When the coronavirus pandemic came to the United States, “social distancing” became key to reducing the rate of infection. Many businesses deemed ‘non-essential’ were forced to temporarily close their doors. Other businesses remained open and allowed staff to work from home to help stop the spread. However, many other businesses remained open. Most of these ‘essential’ businesses quickly administered health and safety initiatives such as social distancing to reduce the risk of infection — for both employees and the people they serve.
Some businesses failed to act, and their negligence resulted in many lost lives.
Coronavirus cases emerged in places where people should’ve been protected. Places like nursing homes, hospitals, prisons, and grocery stores were just some of the areas people contracted COVID-19, and lost their lives as a result.
These businesses failed to follow pandemic guidelines, and people suffered.