AGRICULTURE IS CATEGORIZED AS CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE DURING COVID-19 BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
FBSCIENCES CONTINUES NORMAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS
At FBSciences, we continue to take proactive steps where possible and reactive steps where necessary to ensure our employees are safe and to ensure the continuity of business operations including no disruption in supply of our products or quality of service and support to our customers.
As the global community works together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th, the President of the United States updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that:
“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”
Functioning critical infrastructure is imperative during the response to the COVID-19emergency for both public health and safety as well as community well-being. Certain critical infrastructure industries have a special responsibility in these times to continue operations. Food and Agriculture are defined as one of those industries.
This guidance and accompanying list are intended to support State, Local, and industry partners in identifying the critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers needed to maintain the services and functions Americans depend on daily and need to be able to operate resiliently during the COVID-19 pandemic response.
NO PRODUCT SUPPLY DISRUPTIONS
We are experiencing no delays at this time. We have built and will continue to build up safety stock of our products to do our best to ensure you experience no delays in any of the products you plan to order from us. We do not expect any changes to our level of service and support. Please continue to call on any of us for any needs you may have. As a reminder, where possible, we get your orders in as early as possible and/or advance notice of orders to ensure we work together to ensure no disruption to any of your orders.
SAFETY TO OUR EMPLOYEES STAFF, VENDORS AND COMMUNITY
We have provided all of our employees with alcohol-based hand sanitizers, cleaning sprays and wipes to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as telephones and keyboards. We have reminded all of our global employees to stay at home when sick, wash hands frequently, cover mouths with tissues whenever sneezing, avoid people who are sick and routinely clean touched surfaces. We have also encouraged our employees to use telephone and video conferencing instead of face-to-face meetings as much as possible during this outbreak while continuing normal business operations.
We are part of an essential industry and we are in a critical period of the 2020 growing season, and outside of health and safety, we take the servicing and support of our customers as our top priority. As always, please reach out to me directly or one of our team if you have any questions or concerns.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, and there is increasing concern, confusion, and questions, FBSciences will keep communications high where necessary to avoid any concern or questions related to our business as there is enough to worry about already.
Stay safe and please let us know anything we can do to assist during this challenging time.
Chairman & CEO