March 13, 2019
The world health community continues to closely monitor the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19). At this time no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. Given this uncertainty, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, ACCEDE is taking proactive steps to address a number of business concerns.
First and foremost, we want to maintain a safe workplace. We are using the best practices provided by the CDC to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases in the workplace, protecting the health of all and ensuring continuity of business operations. ACCEDE has provided additional sanitation supplies and cleaning measures, installed a sick-pay benefit, and prepared a contingency plan for some employees to telework from home if needed.
ACCEDE is restricting employee business travel and limiting in-house visitors for the next 30-days effective Monday, March 16, 2020.
Telephone, video chat, web conferencing, or meeting postponements must be used in place of face-to-face meetings unless otherwise deemed essential by Management. Essential meetings include, but are not limited to, machine or equipment installation, maintenance, or repairs.
Customers can expect no interruptions to ACCEDE business operations or services. As part of our longstanding contingency plan, all ACCEDE business-critical employees have been cross-trained. We are not experiencing impact within our supply chain, and we continue to work closely with our supply base and sub-tiers to ensure they are operational.
As the situation evolves we will continue to monitor the circumstances, review our plan, prepare and adapt accordingly. We will continue to pray for all that have been impacted by COVID-19 and we hope for a speedy containment of this global outbreak.
President and Owner, Accede Mold & Tool Co., Inc.