COVID-19 Response

What is unique about COVID-19

  • The virus primarily spreads between people in a way similar to influenza, via respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing
  • The transmission rate is estimated to be 3x that of the flu
  • The time between exposure and symptom onset is typically five days but may range from two to fourteen days.
  • Unlike influenza, COVID-19 can be transmitted by an individual who is pre-symptomatic

This looks to be the a long lasting and rapidly accelerating situation Our Focus:

  • Our employees – we continue to do everything we can to protect the health of our employees
  • Business continuity – our customers, their customers, our employees, their families etc. all rely on Creation
  • Our communities – their health and wellbeing are important to our employees
  • The broader social responsibility – we are a responsible company with 3,000 employees. How we manage ourselves during this period can help mitigate the spread of the virus and lessen the burden on our medical systems

Team members are asked not to congregate in groups

  • Stagger breaks in Manufacturing so the lunch room is sparsely populated
  • Team members to spread out in the lunch room – no more than 2 people at a table
  • Office team members are asked to each lunch at their desk, or outside
  • Avoid meetings – telepresence used as preferred method of communication

Our Values

  • A time like this can be a stressful time for people and communities
  • The fear and anxiety about the disease can lead to social stigma toward people or places
  • The spread of rumors should be avoided
  • We have zero tolerance to discrimination and harassment:
    • People being inappropriately associated with COVID-19
    • Discrimination based on race and origin
    • Rumors around people who have returned from travels
  • If any of our employees are anxious, they have been invited to talk to their P&C leaders, who will put them in touch with Employee Assistance Program resources that provide one-to-one support

We are in unprecedented times. The situation is changing rapidly.

Each of our Business units have implemented the guidelines discussed, which we believe will

  • Slow the spread of the virus
  • Strengthen our business continuity so we can better serve our customers
  • Better protect our customers, employees, their families and communities
  • Lessen the burden on our healthcare systems and resources

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