As you may know,a California Gov. Gavin Newsom, issued a state-wide “shelter in place” last night that mandates all residents ‘stay at home’ to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Residents are asked to remain indoors and limit outdoor movement to what is “absolutely essential.”
Essential services will stay open such as pharmacies, grocery stores, takeout and delivery restaurants, and banks.
According to the order, Californians in 16 critical sectors are to continue working. Those include emergency services, energy and critical manufacturing.
Our manufacturing operations in Shasta Lake, which supports critical infrastructure and construction activities, including housing construction, is considered part of the critical manufacturing sector, and will remain open. Of course, if you are showing any symptoms of illness or have been in contact with someone who has confirmed COVID-19, please stay home.
The steps we’ve taken over the last few weeks have been designed to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect our employees, their families, and the Shasta Lake community, while safely running our plant. Some of those measures include:
- A complete audit of the plant to identify better ways to sanitize and enable social distancing
- Increased frequency of sanitization across the plant, especially in high traffic areas
- Creation of additional spaces for schedule breaks
- Altered schedules to limit the number of people in common areas
We’re all working hard to navigate the challenges brought to us by the Coronavirus. We are making decisions quickly and thoughtfully using the best information currently available and in accordance with CDC recommendations as well as national, state and local government mandates. As other states develop and issue orders affecting businesses within that state, we will promptly assess and advise you regarding your continuing plant operations.
Although none of us knows how the next few days and weeks will unfold, we continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak daily and you have my commitment that as we assess the environment and implement changes, we are putting the health and safety of our employees, their families and the community at the center.
If you are in need, please remember that we are here for you and will attempt to help as we can. If you have any questions, please submit them to email@example.com.
President & CEO
Knauf Insulation North America