The impact of the COVID–19 outbreaks is devastating. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all that are affected by this virus and support our brave health care professionals that are working tirelessly to defeat this pandemic. During this challenging time please be advised that Feldmeier Equipment’s manufacturing facilities are open as a critical business in the supply chain supporting the pharmaceutical, food, beverage and dairy industries. All Feldmeier personnel that can work remotely are doing so effectively at Noon on Friday, March 20th. This personnel is available via email or phone as all calls will be forwarded to their mobile device. The safety of our employees is paramount and our number one priority. Professional cleaning and disinfecting are taking place between all shifts, and visitor access has been restricted. Feldmeier Equipment is committed to supporting our customers who are providing the necessary products to keep America moving forward during this difficult time. Best wishes for your continued health and safety. For additional up to date information about COVID-19, please utilize the resources below. – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html The CDC provides daily updates on the development and spread of the disease, along with guidance for employers and employees on how to manage the risk of exposure. The CDC is currently guiding governmental research and response to the outbreak. – Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) – https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/ The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has provided one of the best documents to-date for employers that can be used to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on your organization. This document (https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf ) provides clear cut instructions for employers to build an effective program of managing exposures. It also provides a resource to answer many of the questions employees have regarding the virus. This is a must-read for managers and safety people. – World Health Organization (WHO) – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen The World Health Organization provides data and information similar to that of the CDC, but with a global scope. The WHO, like the CDC provides a daily briefing with updates on the Covid-19 situation. On March 11th, the WHO declared the Corona Virus situation to be a Pandemic. There is also information regarding current research into the virus. – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) – https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/coronavirus The ECDC provides good information relative to the spread and severity of the virus. Like the prior two sites, additional information on the virus, its spread, and mitigation strategies are available.