NorthWind Response to COVID-19
The novel Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind these days. It is no different here at NorthWind. We are working hard to stay abreast of a rapidly changing situation and have given careful thought to how to respond. We are taking to heart the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other actions that will help us take appropriate steps that will protect the safety and well being of both our employees and our customers.
Within the office environment, NorthWind is implementing measures that follow CDC recommendations by promoting good hand washing and cleaning habits, as well as reiterating to employees that they should stay home if they become ill. We are also implementing a policy that limits all non-essential visitors from entering our building and have tested our IT and other infrastructure to ensure that it is capable of allowing employees to work from home if necessary. In addition, we are restricting all travel to that which is essential to reduce our employee’s exposure potential.
The technology that gives NorthWind employees the ability to work from home also gives us the capability to work remotely to service your company’s plant operations. This allows us to keep your plant operating efficiently, even if your in-house support staff is unavailable or other conditions prevent technicians from visiting your facility. NorthWind’s technical capabilities can make sure your plant starts up and stays in operation while also allowing you to reduce risk, realize cost savings and speedily reduce downtime, no matter what may be happening in your area.
As we navigate the challenges posed by the spread of COVID-19, we remain committed to supporting our customers and fostering a healthy and safe work environment for our employees. We will be continuously monitoring the situation and adapting as necessary. If you have any questions about how we are responding to the situation or about how we can support your operational needs during this time, please reach out to us.
I would like to leave you with a quote from a daily newsletter by Focus on the:
“Our friends over at the Gospel Coalition dusted off a 1948 essay by C.S. Lewis entitled, “On Living in an Atomic Age,” and suggested one need only replace “atomic bomb” with “coronavirus” to find Lewis’ words instructive – and prescient. Here is the excerpt, in part:
“This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.”
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