Important Message from Gore’s Enterprise Leadership Team Regarding COVID-19
March 18, 2020
As we navigate through this uncertain time together, nothing is more important than the safety, health and well-being of our Associates, customers and communities. Gore has a global pandemic team in place to guide our decision-making as we take measures to minimize risks, evaluate the impact on our global operations and make adjustments across our supply chains to minimize disruptions. We do this to serve customers around the world who rely on our products to improve, and sometimes even save, lives.
In an effort to reduce the risk of exposure for our Associates and the communities in which we operate, we are decreasing the number of people in our facilities worldwide. This means that those Associates who can work from home will do so, and necessary meetings with customers and others will be conducted virtually. Any Associates whose commitments require them to be present in our facilities are taking extra precautions to prevent illness.
Additionally, we understand that different parts of the world are at different stages in this global pandemic. Some regions have closed schools. Others have limited movement. To address the impact on our Associates, we are continually evaluating and supplementing our time off procedures and benefits. Without question, any Associate who has been ordered to quarantine and whose work cannot be done from home will receive full pay for the quarantine period, up to two weeks, depending on exposure assessment.
We are committed to doing what is right for our Associates and the customers and communities who rely on our products. As we continue to evaluate the status of this pandemic and heed guidance from governments, public health experts and our Global Pandemic Team, we adjust our operations and procedures accordingly.
In the meantime, we express our deepest concern for the health and well-being of our Associates, their families, friends and those with whom we do business. This is an unprecedented time and we are determined to get through it together.
Jason Field, President & CEO
on behalf of the Gore Enterprise Leadership Team
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