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March 11, 2020
Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world. For Freight X LLC, that means understanding how it affects our employees, customers, and communities, and then making the necessary adjustments to our work and operations.
We have one simple objective that guides us: keeping our employees and customers safe. This has been at the center of our conversations every step of the way. With that in mind, we have made several moves in our business in response to the threat of the coronavirus.
We have ramped up cleaning services at our offices and are adding hand sanitizer at the front entrances. Sanitizing wipes are near workstations so that employees can keep them continuously cleaned.
We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus. We have shared specific instructions with our employees on the importance of washing their hands and staying home if they feel sick. Per CDC recommendations, we have instructed our employees who may have been exposed to others who have traveled to such locations to self-quarantine for 14 days.
A strict travel policy for our employees is in place, and we have canceled meetings with large gatherings, again to do what we can to help prevent the spread of the illness.
If someone in our office would test positive for the Coronavirus, we will close the office and have all employees work from home. We have remote computer and communication capabilities for all office employees should the need arise for everyone to not come into the office.
We have given every driver a $5 reimbursement voucher for the purchase of hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content to have in their truck. We have also shared the following instructions:
- Put enough product on hands to cover all surfaces.
- Rub hands together, until hands feel dry. This should take around 20 seconds.
- Note: Do not rinse or wipe off the hand sanitizer before it’s dry; it may not work as well against germs.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and do all we can to protect you and our employees.
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