To all of our customers and partners around the world-
As global and local concern about the current COVID-19 outbreak grows, we’re doing our best to keep everyone healthy and safe in the workplace while also minimizing the disruptions to our day-to-day operations. At the same time, the landscape is changing almost by the day. New public restrictions are put in place virtually every day. The US is just entering the most crucial phase of this outbreak, if the lessons of other countries are any guide. We know that many businesses, especially in Europe, are closed right now. At the same time, our customers in Asia are beginning to come back online.
Yesterday, the state of Ohio issued an order requiring most residents to stay at home for the next 14 days and for most businesses to close during that time. That order takes effect tonight, March 23rd. After being able to read the order, EXAIR is exempt from it. EXAIR is involved in nearly every industry listed by the Department of Homeland Security as critical industries, and those guidelines were part of the basis for the details of today’s order by the state of Ohio. We know that is true through our many distributors worldwide as well.
Many industries that we support like food, pharmaceutical, medical equipment and related industries are absolutely critical right now. If they need us, we need to be there for them. The Governor’s press conference today stressed how important it was to everyone to keep supply chains moving, especially for critical industries. EXAIR is part of that chain and will continue to do our part to the best of our collective abilities and we hope that our partners around the world can continue to do the same.
Please take care of yourselves, your families and each other.
Thank you for all you are doing.