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To: Asbury Automotives
Risking employees health for profit
Close stores amid this virus.
Why is this important?
Closing the sales department, during this pandemic of the coronavirus is crucial. The virus itself is airborne, and although washing your hands frequently, and disinfecting the store is helpful, that won’t prevent the spread of said virus. Both customers AND employees are at risk of catching and spreading the virus. At this point in time, there is no way to know who has the coronavirus, due to the limited number of tests. Suspending all business hours, until further notice, WHILE continuing to pay all workers, would be beneficial to both customers & employees.
Employees and Customers can display no symptoms, while still being able to transmit the virus to others. Instead of waiting until an employee has been exposed or catch the virus, closing all stores would prevent anyone from getting the virus. At this current time, employees are on the frontlines, potentially being exposed and spreading the virus, unknowingly.
The moral thing to do, would be to suspend business, while paying employees, until there is a grip on the virus.