COVID-19 Response

Strange Times – StrasGlobal Team Fund

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Issue: Strange Times -StrasGlobal Team Fund, May 22, 2020 Even though many places are starting to relax their stay-at-home mandates, times are still difficult for many members of our team. With this in mind, we have established a StrasGlobal Team Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to help our team members who are having […]

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Strange Times – We’re Famous!

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Issue: Strange Times -We’re Famous!, May 21, 2020 It is always a good feeling when your peers recognize the work that you are doing. On Wednesday, May 20th, StrasGlobal was featured in an article in the online daily newsletter of NACS (the National Association of Convenience Stores). Today, Thursday, May 21st, CSP magazine also carried […]

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Strange Times – Welcome to StrasGlobal Video

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Issue: Strange Times – Welcome to StrasGlobal Video, May 13, 2020 Team, I want to let you know that we have put up a new short video on our website. We have had a large increase in visitors to our site due to our Response Plan and the media interest in our COVID-19 initiatives. Therefore, […]

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Strange Times – Online Ordering and Curbside Delivery

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Issue: Strange Times -Online Ordering and Curbside Delivery, May 12, 2020 Dear Team, I’ve got some really exciting news to share with you! We’ve launched our new online ordering and curbside delivery program at two stores in Texas. We’ve been thinking of getting into online delivery for a while and COVID-19 was the motivation we […]

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StrasGlobal COVID-19 Response Plan

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StrasGlobal Implementation of COVID-19 Response Plan

Update: The StrasGlobal COVID-19 Implementation Review is a follow up to our COVID-19 Response Plan and looks at how that plan was implemented. We have taken each action point and strategy outlined in the Response and shown whether it was implemented or not. Furthermore, we have included additional observations made during our handling of the […]

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Strange Times – KN95 Masks

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Issue: Strange Times -KN95 Masks, May 8, 2020 Dear Team, We are not finished with the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is still out there. People are still getting sick. People are still dying.  To stay healthy we must continue to follow our safety precautions: wash your hands, maintain social distancing, don’t touch your face, and […]

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Strange Times – StrasGlobal Podcast

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Issue: Strange Times -StrasGlobal Podcast, May 6, 2020 Dear Team, NACS – the National Association of Convenience Stores – gave us the opportunity to tell the StrasGlobal story on their podcast. When I mention StrasGlobal I am referring to you and the work that you do every day. I am excited to share our story […]

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Strange Times – Online Ordering Test

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Issue: Strange Times -Online Ordering Test, May 6, 2020 Team, As we are entering Phase 2 of the COVID-19 period, StrasGlobal is introducing new programs and ideas in order to meet the needs of a changing customer and to increase our sales. The world is changing and we want to be ready. I am pleased […]

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Strange Times – The StrasGlobal Vision Group

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Issue: Strange Times -The StrasGlobal Vision Group, May 5, 2020 Team, Thank you for all of the hard work that you have done to bring us to this point. We are moving out of Phase One (crisis response) of the COVID-19 pandemic and into Phase Two (sales and business development). Now is the time to […]

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Strange Times – The Fight Is Not Over

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Issue: Strange Times -The Fight Is Not Over, April 30, 2020 Dear Team, Everyone is getting tired of the COVID-19 situation. I get it. For weeks now, we have been social distancing, wearing masks, and wondering if it is safe to go to work or to the grocery store. We are being careful about what […]

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Strange Times – On to Phase Two

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Issue: Strange Times -On to Phase Two, April 28, 2020 Dear Team, I’m sure that you are hearing the news that some states and local governments are starting to relax their COVID-19 restrictions. I hope that their leaders are right and that the infection rate is on the decline and we won’t see another spike […]

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Strange Times – Helping the Neighborhood

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Issue: Strange Times -Helping the Neighborhood, April 25, 2020 Dear Team, Over the last few weeks, we have been working hard to make sure that all of our team members are safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your work in putting our health programs into place and we appreciate your effort to make […]

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Strange Times – The GROCER Act

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Issue: Strange Times -The GROCER Act, April 23, 2020 Dear Team, The last few weeks have been a difficult financial time for everyone.  Family members have lost their jobs or have been furloughed due the COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses have disappeared and the economy is in bad shape. StrasGlobal has been trying to help with the […]

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Strange Times – Take Care of Your Mask

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Issue: Strange Times -Take Care of Your Mask, April 15, 2020 By the end of today, and no later than tomorrow, you should receive your blue fabric mask. We had a mask specially made for each of our team members by a company in Austin, Texas.  While these masks are not as effective as the […]

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Where Were You During the Great Quarantine of 2020?

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Roy Strasburger is a frequent contributor to FMN (Fuels Marketer News), online publishers of news for the fuels and convenience store industry. As everyone is very well aware, the COVID-19 (“Corona”) virus has changed the way that we are living life. Public gathering spaces are closed, retail outlets are closed, and social interaction as we […]

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Strange Times – Essential Employee Bonus

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Issue: Strange Times -Essential Employee Bonus, April 14, 2020 Dear Team, The dedication and effort that you have put into our business over the last month has been outstanding. We are hearing from our customers about the great things that they are experiencing at our stores – a great attitude, excellent customer service, and a […]

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Strange Times – The mask saves lives

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Issue: Strange Times -The mask saves lives, April 8, 2020 Dear Team, Last Friday, the CDC stated that it recommends everyone use a face mask when outside their house. Wearing a mask helps reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus by limiting the number of molecules that are transported by air. This is […]

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State Resources

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The following provides links to resources at the state level, alphabetically, for COVID-19. Links include COVID-19 News, State Resources, and State Departments of Health. Information is updated continuously. State Resources include state COVID-19 information, updates, FAQ’s and more. Also included for reference is each state’s Official Government Website. Alabama Official Government Website: Alabama State Government […]

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SBA Resources

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The following resources are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration: Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the SBA website: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources including Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Loan Advance, SBA Debt Relief, SBA Express Bridge Loans, Guidance for Businesses and Employers, SBA Products & Resources Government Contracting, Local […]

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Louisiana Marathon Stations Help Local Shops

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GONZALES, La.—Two Marathon gas stations in Louisiana want to sell more local products in response to COVID-19. The c-stores are seeking out local businesses and restaurants to ask if they can sell their products at the Marathon locations, reports Brproud.com. While gas stations are considered an essential business during this time, StrasGlobal, which manages the Marathon […]

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Coronavirus – Lifespan on Surfaces

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The coronavirus can survive on common materials for hours or even days. Please see the PDF for what you need ot know and how to protect yourself: Coronavirus – How long does it live on surfaces? Source / PDF provided by: Austin American Statesman http://statesman.tx.app.newsmemory.com/?publink=0ee5511c9

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Strange Times – Thank you to our teams

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Issue: Strange Times -Thank you to our teams, April 6, 2020 Dear Team, I don’t think we can tell you “thank you” often enough for the great work that you are doing. Please watch this short video message. Keep up the great work! Roy Roy Strasburger President, StrasGlobal Email: strangetimes@strasglobal.com          

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Strange Times – Community Outreach

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Issue: Strange Times – Community Outreach, April 2, 2020 Team, As you know, we have been working hard to put additional protections into our stores to slow down the COVID-19 virus.  You have already seen changes such as adding sneeze guards, installing social distancing signs on the floors in the stores, limiting the number of customers […]

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Strange Times – Our Operations Team

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Issue: Strange Times – Our Operations Team, April 1, 2020 Dear Team, Today, I want to shine a spotlight on the people who are working ceaselessly to support our team in the stores.  Not only are they implementing new programs to keep our store team and customers safe, they are making sure that our business […]

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Strange Times – Healthcare Information

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Issue: Strange Times – Health Insurance Information, March 31, 2020 Dear Team, The COVID-19  pandemic has created anxiety and concern at many levels.  Probably the biggest concern for all of us is the cost of healthcare if we, or someone in our family, gets sick.  StrasGlobal has been in contact with our health insurance company, […]

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CDC Resources

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The following resources have been provided by the CDC: Up to the minute COVID-19 information including symptoms, how to prepare, along with business, travel and community resources and more: Coronavirus (COVID-19) CDC COVID-19 information at the State level: COVID-19 State Summary Tip: On the COVID-19 State Summary page, scroll down to the Map section on […]

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Teladoc Healthcare information

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The following healthcare information has been distributed by Teladoc, our health insurance provider: An update from Fringe Benefit Group (FBG), provider of The American Worker, on what they are doing to help their clients and employees to address COVID-19: Important Update: From the American Worker Special Enrollment Period for Individuals who Previously Declined Health Insurance […]

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Strange Times – Our COVID-19 Response

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Issue: Strange Times – Our COVID-19 Response, March 30, 2020 Dear Team, I know that you have seen the changes that we have been making at our stores as we confront the spread of the COVID-19 virus: placing sneeze guards at every POS position, enforcing social distancing, intensifying our cleaning procedures, removing self-service food items, […]

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Strange Times – Knowledge is Power

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Issue: Strange Times – Knowledge is Power, March 26, 2020 The more you know, the better you can prepare for the future. This is as true with the current COVID-19 crises as with anything else. There is a lot of information circulating on internet. Some of it is correct and some is not. We are […]

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Strange Times – Keep Clean

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Issue: Strange Times – Keep Clean, March 25, 2020 Our number one concern is about your health and the health of your family. Therefore, it is imperative that during this time of infection you follow the correct procedures for cleaning your hands and your work surfaces. It is one of the ways to slow down […]

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Strange Times – Thank You

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Issue: Strange Times – Thank You, March 23, 2020 Dear Team, Thank you. That’s really all that I can say at the moment. The work and dedication that you have put into your store over the last few weeks has been nothing short of heroic. These have been very difficult times. They are difficult for […]

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How We Are Addressing COVID-19

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Image: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS As you are aware, there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and deaths in the United States and we are dedicated to educating our employees to help reduce the spread of infection in our stores and communities. We will be following the suggested guidelines put forth by […]