COVID-19 is a pandemic that has affected more than 199 countries and territories across the globe. COVID-19, also referred to as a coronavirus disease, is caused by the virus strain SARS COV-2 and it is a respiratory disease that causes similar symptoms as viral fever. As of March 30, 2020, the Worldometer has reported 735,015 cases worldwide, with more than 34,085 deaths. The virus strain was first reported in China in December 2019, but today it has penetrated almost every country in the world. The virus has caused more destruction than any other virus in the history of humankind. The virus is spread through human contact. Hence, various countries including the United States, the UK, Italy, and so on have imposed strict bans on travel and human movement.
On March 15, 2020, the Trump administration introduced new guidelines to slow the spread of the virus in the country. These guidelines recommended strict bans on the operation of offices and other commercial and non-commercial entities. In addition to this, various state governments have also imposed bans on non-essential businesses instructing them to cease full operations, keeping their activities to basic.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has issued the “Safer at Home” Order on March 24, 2020, directing Wisconsinites to limit their movements and ordering all nonessential Wisconsin businesses to remain closed up to 8.00 am on Friday, April 24, 2020. This order encourages essential businesses and operations to remain open. Techna-Tool perfectly meets the definition of essential business, and is fully operational. Located in Hartland, Wisconsin, the company has been complying with requirements of the Governor’s order. Read the post to know the details.
How Techna-Tool Qualifies as an Essential Business
Established in 1990, Techna-Tool has been supplying reliable process monitoring tools to companies that manufacture medical equipment, firearms, steel products, transportation, and essential products.
How Techna-Tool is Complying with Guidelines of Safer at Home Order
The company has taken the following precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its employees and customers while remaining operational.
- Spreading Awareness about COVID-19 and its Symptoms:
The company has placed posters at the key areas of the office reminding employees of dos and don’ts whether or not they are suffering from the disease. Employees are informed about symptoms of the disease such as high fever, cough, shortness of breath, and so on. All non-essential employees are encouraged to work from home and other employees are provided tissues and other required PPE. Additionally, employees are being encouraged to practice hand hygiene such as washing hands with water and soap more often, else using alcohol-based sanitizer to sanitize hands. They are also provided disposable wipes to wipe commonly used surfaces such as keyboards, doorknobs, desks, remote controls, and so on, before each use.
- Social Distancing:
The management at Techna-Tool performs regular workflow audits to minimize instances of employees standing close to each other. They are being encouraged to use telework options. The company has already reduced on-site working hours to avoid human interactions by implementing flexible working hours and reduced shifts.
- Strict Sanitary Processes:
All high-touch areas including administrative office, production, and shipping facilities are regularly sanitized to avoid the chances of infection. All sanitization essentials such as hand sanitizers, water and soap, single-use gloves, hands-free capabilities are made available to employees.
In addition to all of these, the company has instituted COVID-19 policies and procedures, which enable prompt identification as well as isolation of people who may or may not be suffering from the disease. The company is prioritizing its orders based on urgency. You can contact the team at Techna-Tool to know more about the company’s operations, working times, order status, and other details.