The Ohio-based maker of jams, jellies, and other iconic
products, will pay $1,500 hazard pay bonus to employees working during the
coronavirus pandemic—this is 5,700 employees who are "serving on the
ground" amid the COVID-19.
While the company shuts down some manufacturing and
distribution facilities for sanitation, it will also give 12 weeks of full pay
and benefits to employees whose facility is closed, and individuals who must
care for dependents and household members with COVID-19 will get 14 days of
paid sick leave, Smucker said.