The United States has over 5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. As students prepare to return to school in some districts around the country and college students return to campuses nationwide, there is growing concern over the transmission of the virus. Therefore we remind everyone to talk with your family members about the importance of being cautious and careful to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Basic steps of wearing a mask at all times in public, washing your hands frequently and social distancing are the best ways to help minimize transmission of the virus. For more information to educate your loved ones on how to stay safe, please visit the CDC’s website and continue to follow CDC guidelines.
Since the onset of our response to COVID-19, we have documented our prevention and response efforts on our website. Visit our COVID-19 Resource page by clicking below.
This is the latest list of actions we are taking to ensure communication to all stakeholders:
The Shippers Group continues to procure and distribute PPE and cleaning supplies to our facilities.
Every Wednesday is a meeting of our COVID-19 Task Force.
Every Friday is a meeting with our General Managers regarding our COVID-19 Response efforts and any new developments regarding ways we can best keep our associates safe.
Daily we are following a list of protocols for disinfecting, social distancing and reminding associates to remain vigilant in their efforts.
Facilities continue to mandate the following:
- Wear your mask anytime you are in the facility
- Wear your mask security over your nose and mouth. DO NOT pull the mask below your nose.
- Social distance. Remember this especially at the time clocks, bathrooms, lunch rooms, in front of vending machines, etc.
- Wash your hands and continuously disinfect your hands several times a day.
- Disinfect your areas and equipment.
- Stay home if you feel sick. Do not put the health of your co-workers at risk.
- Stay home while you are waiting on test results.
- Stay home if someone close to you (lives in your home or is around you for long periods of time) is sick or has tested positive.
Do not put health of your co-workers at risk. Stay home if you are not feeling well.
With the recent spike of COVID-19 cases around the country, we are attempting to do all we can to keep our associates safe and continue the efficient movement of goods in the nations' supply chain for food, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods. By everyone doing their part, we will hopefully get through this more quickly. Please wear the mask, wash your hands and social distance. Remind your loved ones and students of the importance of these basic measures to keep themselves and loved ones safe during the global pandemic.
If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed, we have resources available to help.
For any questions about our COVID-19 response efforts, contact Diane Villafana, VP of Human Resources and Safety Compliance.