United Airlines has announced it is participating in California Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In. campaign, initiated by the Governor´s Office Emergency Services to help address the significant health risks faced by older state residents isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said.
Approximately 300 of the company´s employees in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose will dedicate their time to make tens of thousands of wellness calls to vulnerable Californians each week, checking in on them while providing a much-needed personal connection during this time of crisis.
United is a founding partner of this innovative Social Bridging Project, which is being launched in partnership with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) trained volunteers affiliated with local public safety agencies, and gerontology students at California State University, Sacramento. Governor Gavin Newsom recently called for support connecting with older residents through his “Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.” initiative, led by the California Department of Aging.