April 1, 2020 – COVID-19: Continuity and Strength Moving Forward
With each passing day we hope for encouraging news about the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to spread and alter our daily lives in multiple ways, both at home and at work. In this unprecedented environment, for which we have no roadmap, Ground Effects LTD/LLC remains committed to the health and safety of our staff, customers, suppliers and the entire community.
In compliance with orders issued by the local, Provincial/State, and Federal governments Ground Effects will continue operating based on the most recently released publications. We have streamlined our resources to include critical operations personnel who will continue working in our facilities to supply critical customer projects and components. We are continuing to work with all levels of government to ensure that we can provide essential products and services to our customers in a timely manner.
As an organization, Ground Effects is taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that we are managing our operations without compromising the wellbeing of our employees and customers. Of the remaining critical staff, many have adopted a home office environment. This will help to minimize the risk associated with the COVID-19 virus and to assist the community in limiting the burden on our health care system. Our account management team is working remotely and remains available to our customers during this period.
For those staff that are working in our facilities we are continuing to follow the guidance of the local health unit:
In fast-moving and unpredictable situations, Ground Effects is committed to supporting the industry as we unite, stabilize resources, and innovate to help overcome this challenge. We will continue to provide updates to our policies and operating status as we come to understand any future changes in legislation and recommendations from our government. Together, we will overcome these challenges and are committed to moving forward responsibly.
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