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03 May: Best Buy ranked No. 1 big-box retailer for COVID-19 safety

Best Buy has ranked as the top big-box retailer in a national assessment of brands’ safety response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ipsos, a leading market research firm, compiled its Consumer Health & Safety Index based on results from shoppers at 3,500 individual locations and a survey of 2,000 people. It evaluated which health and safety attributes are most important to customers and how brands are performing compared to consumer expectations.

Best Buy led big-box retailers in several categories, including social distancing measures, sanitizer offerings and employees wearing masks and gloves.

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18 Mar: Best Buy continues focus on safety with enhanced COVID-19 testing program for frontline employees

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our teams have shown great flexibility and perseverance while delivering an exceptional customer experience in a safe environment. And although the country continues to make significant progress in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine, we recognize that the next few months are critical. We also know that as testing is more readily available in many parts across the country, it plays a key role in defeating COVID-19.

That’s one reason why we’re rolling out a nationwide COVID-19 testing program for all Best Buy employees who aren’t usually working from home.

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02 Mar: Clear Face Coverings Make Big Impact For Hard-Of-Hearing Manager

When Dennis Parry learned that Best Buy would require face coverings for employees as a safety measure during COVID-19, he grew concerned.

Dennis is hard of hearing, and as a general manager, he relies on reading lips to communicate with employees and customers at his store in Easton, Pennsylvania. Face coverings would make that impossible.

“When I first heard about the change, I felt like I was going to be a hindrance to the team,” he said. “I wanted to make sure I’d be able to communicate with my staff.”

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08 Jun: Sew Good: Best Buy Employees Make Face Coverings

COVID-19 has changed the way we think about social interactions at work, and many companies, including Best Buy, are requiring employees to wear face coverings.

While the company is providing face coverings for employees, some have chosen to add a little personal flare by making their own. Others have chipped in to make them for their colleagues around the country, especially early in the pandemic when face coverings were in short supply.

So far, close to 6,000 homemade face coverings have been distributed to employees across the country.

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11 May: Clear Face Coverings Make Big Impact For Hard-Of-Hearing Manager

When Dennis Parry learned that Best Buy would require face coverings for employees as a safety measure during COVID-19, he grew concerned.

Dennis is hard of hearing, and as a general manager, he relies on reading lips to communicate with employees and customers at his store in Easton, Pennsylvania. Face coverings would make that impossible.

“When I first heard about the change, I felt like I was going to be a hindrance to the team,” he said. “I wanted to make sure I’d be able to communicate with my staff.”

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24 Apr: Tips For Staying Cyber-Savvy At Home

The phrases “stay at home” and “work from home” have become common for many of us these days. And while technology makes it possible for us to do those things more easily, it can also present new opportunities for cybercriminals.

The Justice Department has warned that criminals are trying to exploit COVID-19 fears through a variety of scams. Those include phishing emails, malicious websites and fraudulent donation requests.

For tips on how to stay safe from hackers and be our best cyber-selves, we chatted with Geek Squad Agent Zach Timlin.

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07 Dec: National Safety Council, Best Buy Provide Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is one of our favorite times of the year, but unfortunately, it’s also a time when home thefts and accidents tend to rise.

On Thursday, Maureen Vogel from the National Safety Council and Pedro Melendez, a Best Buy smart home security expert, talked to media outlets around the country to educate consumers about common holiday safety hazards and how to prevent them.

 

Let’s start with thefts.  What’s the best way to keep those online gift purchases from getting stolen?

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02 Feb: To Avoid TV Tip-Overs, Follow These 5 Safety Steps

More than 100 million people will turn on their televisions Sunday to watch the big football game.

As you’re gearing up to join them, we want to help keep your home safe from a potential danger: TV tip-overs.

A child visits an emergency room every 45 minutes because of an injury from a television tipping over, according to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report.

Here are five things to know about preventing TV tip-over accidents:

  • It’s all about the stand.
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28 Nov: 5 Cyber Monday Tips: Keep Your Digital Data Safe

Online shopping has become a popular trend during the holiday season, for obvious reasons. Why go to the store when you can shop in your PJs? Although super convenient, this option can potentially put your personal information at risk.

Here are five great safety tips to help you get that special gift delivered to your door and avoid a bill filled with fraudulent charges.

  1. Secure that network. A secure connection to the Internet is key in preventing unauthorized access to your information.