Examples of Businesses Supporting Healthcare Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By March 30, 2020September 15th, 2020Viewpoint

1) BP

First responders, doctors, nurses, and hospital workers can get 50 cents off per gallon on their next fill up at BP and Amoco stations throughout the US.  The discount is part of BP’s local heroes program to honor those keeping communities healthy. Learn more.

2) Starbucks

Any customer who identifies as a frontline responder to the COVID-19 outbreak can receive a tall brewed coffee at no charge. Some Starbucks locations have gone a step further to hand deliver boxes of hot and cold drinks to various healthcare providers. Learn more.

3) Krispy Kreme

Through early May, Krispy Kreme will provide all healthcare professionals free donuts. Workers that present their employer badge at one of the chain’s drive thrus can grab a few dozen donuts to take into their facility and share with co-workers. Learn more.

4) Four Seasons

In New York City, the Four Seasons Midtown is offering free hotel rooms to frontline medical professionals. The luxury hotel is just a few blocks from Bellevue, NYU Langone, Weill Cornell Medical Center and Mount Sinai hospitals. Learn more.

5) Hertz

In New York City, Hertz is offering healthcare workers a free, month-long rental through the end of April. Renters need to provide a medical email address and join the company’s loyalty program – Hertz Global Plus Rewards. Learn more.

6) Uber

Uber is offering free meals and discounted rides for healthcare workers in certain regions of the US. Learn more.

7) Crocs

Medical professionals can request a free pair of Crocs at Work or Classic Crocs on their website.  The company is offering to give away 10,000 shoes a day along with free shipping. Learn more.

8) Dollar General

All medical personnel, first responders, and activated National Guardsmen can get a 10 percent discount at Dollar General stores throughout the country. Workers only need to present an employment badge or other company ID. Learn more.

9) Airbnb

Healthcare workers too tired to commute home, or that don’t want to expose their family to the virus, can get free rent at apartments and homes via Airbnb. The company is partnering with businesses, governments, and non-profits to provide access to 100,000 properties around the globe. Learn more.

It’s not just the big companies with deep pockets that are extending offers.  Regional food service chains are extending offers to healthcare professionals as well:

10) Honeygrow

Philadelphia-based, fast casual dining chain Honeygrow is offering a Buy One Get One (BOGO) free promotion for medical workers that present their work identification at the checkout. Learn more.

11) Pollo Tropical

Caribbean fast food restaurant, Pollo Tropical, is offering all healthcare workers and first responders 50% off drive-thru or take-out orders at all of its Florida locations. Work ID is required for healthcare professionals. EMTs, police, and firefighters need only show up in uniform. Learn more.

Steve Keifer

Steve Keifer

Steve Keifer is the Vice President of Marketing for ID.me. He has responsibility for developing brand awareness for the company’s digital identity product suite as well as generating demand to enable the company’s growth strategy. Steve has over 20 years experience leading marketing, business development, and product management functions for SaaS and cloud organizations. An expert in electronic commerce, marketplaces, and business networks, Steve has written extensively about how technology is used to enable digital transformation in the retail, consumer products, healthcare, and financial services industries. He is the author of several blogs as well as a book on the Information Supply Chain.