CHICAGO — Hyatt has launched the Hyatt Care Fund to help financially support the global Hyatt team, much of which has experienced temporary leaves or significantly reduced work schedules due to COVID-19.

The new program is designed to support employees with the most pressing financial needs due to COVID-19, through a series of coordinated efforts around the world. Impacted workers in owned, managed and franchised Hyatt hotels, as well as its corporate offices around the world, are eligible to apply.

The goal of the Hyatt Care Fund is to provide financial relief to as many impacted employees as possible. Initially, grants will be prioritized to those who are currently working zero hours and not eligible for government assistance. Grants will provide compensation for needs ranging from rent payments to groceries or childcare assistance to utilities and other monthly payments.

The fund is launching with initial contributions by the Hyatt Hotels Foundation, salary reductions of Hyatt’s senior leadership team and board of directors, as well as donations from Pritzker family foundations.

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