SawStreet® has been categorized as an essential business and will continue to be open during the COVID-19 crisis.
We continue to react and respond to multiple local and State orders directing the minimization of in-person workforce or shelters-in-place. These orders are designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19 but, these orders all contain exemptions for essential or critical businesses, services and functions, one of which is the critical need for the ongoing work of what the Department of Homeland Security defines as the Critical Infrastructure Sectors, and in particular the Defense Industrial Base. We have been notified by a number of our Customers who fall into this category that they expect us to remain operational to meet our contractual obligations and therefore that we are considered critical infrastructure and are to remain open.
We have taken steps that allow many of our employees to work from home, yet maintain their ability to complete their work related duties. We have made necessary changes in the way we operate at our facility, for those employees whose work cannot be done remotely, to ensure their safety and maintain a productive work environment. We will continue to monitor the situation and make changes where appropriate.