The situation in the States right now is at a crucial juncture. With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US having crossed the 7 million mark, the situation is getting worse by the day with no sign of respite any time soon. In reaction to the nationwide shelter-in-place guidelines that have been instituted across the states right now, the economy and government have responded sharply to prevent further loss to life and limb.
The conditions are grave indeed. Some states have been hit harder than others, but the whole country is feelings the effects. More than 15 million American have lost their jobs, the hospital systems in the country have been overloaded, and the prognosis is getting graver by the day. More businesses are shuttering, and are expected to not be able to return to profitability for a long time. Large companies are shuttering their shops, like movie theatres and other businesses that cannot afford to remain open, and are filing for bankruptcy.
Unfortunately, this is also having a lot of unforeseen negative effects. As millions of Americans lose their jobs, and do not qualify for unemployment, or are delated their benefits, they remain without money to feed their household and family. Driven by desperation, some are even being driven to steal or mug people to get the necessary resources to feed their family. In addition, due to the increased load on the hospital system, stresses are rising as panicked individuals turn their ire on to the hapless doctors and nurses on the frontlines of this pandemic. This is causing a lot of hospitals to hire security guards in San Diego.
In the midst of this, Citiguard, a company supplying Security guards in California, is helping our beloved community in the following ways. As the crime rates rise, the need for security is higher than ever. In addition, the American people need a source of steady employment in these times. Understanding this situation, Citiguard has committed to hiring more than 500 workers to serve as security guards in San Diego and the rest of California.
They will be assured jobs, as the needs of Hospitals, Homes, and vacant businesses skyrocket in the coming days due to the crippling effect of the SARS-COV2 virus on the economy. Citiguard is also committed to providing all of its guards, new and old with the proper PPE and masks to protect themselves against the virus. Additionally, we are also providing supplementary training to all of them to guide and make them aware of the best practices to deal with the virus, both to prevent catching and to prevent becoming a transmission vector.
By providing a safe source of employment to more than 500 people, and protecting the community that has helped us grow, Citiguard hopes to be able to do its part in these trying times, and keep the people of this amazing state safe. Stay safe, and remember, we are all in this together.