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Death Wish Coffee Providing Financial Relief to Local Restaurants, Tattoo Parlors, Clubs, Cafes, Bars, and Their Employees During Covid-19

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No industry has remained unaffected by the novel Coronavirus outbreak. So far, the United States is the worst-hit nation across the world. Among 1.54 million people infected with the virus, more than 30% belongs to New York.

Like other affected countries, the US government has declared a lockdown of the non-essential companies until the situation gets under control. The government of New York has declared a state-wide lockdown with the strict stay-at-home orders.

COVID-19 Financial Impact on Workers

Not only has this viral infection wreaked havoc on human health, but it has also affected businesses and the economy. The industries that belong to the service sector have been closed for more than 2 months. This includes restaurants, cafes, barbershops, tattoo parlors, beauty salons, clubs, bars, and other non-essential retail shops.

The abrupt closure of the service sector, mainly SMEs, has led to unexpected growth in the unemployment rate in the country. The unemployment rate in the US has taken a leap from 3.6% in January 2020 to 4.4% in March. The employees working at restaurants, pubs, cafes, and small stores have applied for unemployment benefits. While it gives some sort of relief to the jobless individuals, research suggests 30% of the applicants have not received the unemployment benefits. It is either because their application is rejected or it is not yet reviewed by the authorities.

Some employees have started to receive the usual payroll as the federal government has provided financial help to retail businesses. As much as reliving it sounds, that may not prove helpful in the long run considering the fact that millions of people in the nation have become jobless with the closure of retail stores. The sad part is not even the government has the idea of how long this pandemic is going to last and how soon will the businesses reopen.

Death Wish Coffee

One such small yet popular business that is affected by the Coronavirus pandemic is the Death Wish Coffee store. Located at the Saratoga Springs in New York, Death Wish Coffee is especially famous for its extensive range of coffee products and multiple coffee shops.

Death Wish Coffee understands the trouble of the service sectors and employees who have been jobless since March. The company has decided to provide financial help to all these unemployed people working in Saratoga Springs in New York. 

The company has collaborated with the Saratoga Country Chamber of Commerce. They aim to generate $75,000 by selling their new T-shirt brand. All the revenues they make will straight be donated to the employees affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.

The coffee shop has come up with two unique t-shirts. Melanie Lucia Clarke has designed one t-shirt while the other one is inspired by a meme. Both t-shirts are available in different sizes and are priced at $25. They are available for online purchase. Customers can buy it from here http://www.deathwishcoffee.com/notbusted.

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5 Things to do in Maryland

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The East Coast of the US has a lot to offer, and although might not be top of the list for everyone, there are so many reasons why you should visit Maryland. Head to Maryland’s largest city, Baltimore – explore the harbour, or visit the beach to experience the excitement of the amusements. Immerse yourself in history with the range of museums and monuments that Maryland has to offer. Here are the top 5 things that you can do when visiting Maryland. 

1. Oriole Park at Camden Yards 

If you’re a sports fan heading to Maryland, visiting Camden Yards is a must. Home to the Baltimore Orioles, Camden Yards was opened in 1992, it’s a retro-style park and it has been from the day it was built! If you’re planning on visiting this old-school stadium, you’ll be headed right into the heart of Baltimore’s inner harbour, with a huge variety of things to see and do, experiencing an Oriole’s game means you can experience this quaint park, as well the stunning harbour surroundings. Soon, you’ll be able to place moneyline bets online in Maryland, so you can add a whole new level of excitement to your favourite baseball games. 

2. Ocean City Boardwalk 

Baltimore’s boardwalk is one of the best in the country, so if you’re looking for things to do in Maryland, this should be top of your list! The boardwalk itself dates to 1902, but it is still one of the most exciting places to visit this day. Situated right on the beach, there’s an abundance of fun to be had here, and a lot of the time, the activities are free! 

Morning or night, you can guarantee there is always something to see and do. You can head to the amusements, with arcades that are fun for the whole family, or if you’re more of a thrill-seeker, ride the rollercoaster or take in the stunning views from the top of the Ferris wheel. If you’re hungry, you’ll want to try Maryland’s famous crab cakes or if you’ve got a sweet tooth, the saltwater taffy or hot funnel cakes might be more your style. The boardwalk has something for everyone, shops, amusements, and food – not to mention the beach! 

3. Maryland Science centre

A trip to Maryland wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Maryland science centre. Fun for both kids and adults, you can immerse yourselves in all things science. With three levels of exhibits, you can delve into learning more about astrology, palaeontology, physics and how the human body works. One of the most stunning attractions at the science centre is the rooftop observatory that allows you to explore the night sky. The planetarium is also not to be missed – an Imax theatre which features films on all things from space to butterflies. 

4. Fort McHenry 

Fort McHenry is well worth a visit for history experts and novices alike. This fort was built to defend Baltimore Harbour from a British attack in 1814. It has since then been named a ‘National Monument and Historic Shrine’. The Fort is open to visitors and is a must-see. When visiting you can choose one of the many tours to ensure you get the most from your time here, you can choose to pay for entry, or just take it all from a walk along the path near the bay. 

The visitor centre itself has artefacts and information, as well as a 10-minute film on the fort’s history that is not to be missed. Make sure you walk around the fort before you enter the grounds, and you’ll get to see canons that were used in World War 2.  

5. Baltimore National Aquarium 

The National Aquarium is considered one of the best in the Nation – so when planning your trip to Maryland, set aside some time to explore the thousands of animals it has to offer. The aquarium is situated in the Inner Harbour, so is easily accessible. Here, you can explore the depths of the ocean, the rainforest and more! This aquarium has it all – watch the sharks circle, the various species of birds take flight and watch the crocodiles snap. When visiting, you can choose a guided tour or just take your time, soaking up all that this attraction has to offer. 

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