June 22, 2020
To Our Valued Partners:
Here at Skidmore, we are continuing to monitor the situation closely surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, and as part of the essential supply chain; we continue to operate in full force, with approval from State and Federal authorities. When the outbreak took place, we took many steps to help mitigate the risk of infection within our operation and we continue to stay in close contact with our primary service and product suppliers. We have since taken additional measures as guided by State and Federal officials.
Our housekeeping teams have increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitation of high traffic areas, and we have implemented additional training for cleaning and sanitation for all employees. We have secured many critical supplies for the ongoing operation in the event this situation is prolonged. We are restricting visitor access to our facilities to reduce exposure, outside of those vital in continuing operations. All visitors are required to wear proper PPE and have their temperature taken upon arrival, in addition to signing a compliance form stating they meet the necessary preventative measures necessary to mitigate risk of bringing the virus within our facility. Any who do not comply are asked to leave.
All employees are following current CDC guidelines, and we have implemented many steps to ensure social distancing takes place for employees that remain, including closing of common meeting rooms and placement of partitions in lunch areas. Any employee who can telecommute are doing so. With remote access to systems, customer interactions and administrative functions will continue as usual. Those employees working in the facility are always required to wear appropriate PPE, and have their temperature monitored daily prior to their shift.
Our Supply Chain continues to operate with minimum disruption. To date, we have been informed of only minor supply issues on ingredient orders and we work hard to carry the necessary inventory levels to meet our customers’ needs. We continue to communicate closely with customers and suppliers and carry appropriate inventories to help support our valued customers during this unprecedented time.
Additionally, we are in close contact with our transportation partners to ensure the availability of equipment. We have many healthy transportation relationships in place, in the event we need to spread our shipping volume to consistently meet customer delivery dates.
We will continue to monitor this situation closely, with a heavy focus on keeping our staff healthy, operation running, and product inventoried at proper levels.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mark Overbeck Steve Jackson
V.P. of Supply Chain V.P. of Sales and Marketing