First and foremost, let’s all remember we are in this together.
Check on those around us: Family, friends, and neighbors. Especially, the elderly or those with medical needs.
Although, we feel that many of these things are common sense and should be in place already. Not only at work. Also, in our homes. We know as busy as life gets that it is easy to forget or take for granted. To ensure safety to our families, employees, customers, associates, and suppliers, we want to let everyone know where we are during this trying time and the steps we have put in place.
These steps include:
- Effective immediately, we have asked all part-time employees to take a couple of weeks off or until we get further into this and can see the overall impact. Essential staff will maintain “In Place” to serve the general needs of the company and customers.
- We are asking that “anyone” coming to or going from our facility to be aware of cleanliness and illnesses. As much as for our own employees, we ask the same of people visiting us.
- All business travel has been limited until further information or the all-clear has been given. We will contact anyone prior to visiting or sending staff for delivery or pick up.
- We ask that everyone wipe down all shared essentials.
- We ask that all employees, customers, associates, and suppliers monitor the CDC websites with general guidelines, which are updated on a daily basis. Check the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- If an employee indicates that they are not feeling well, they are being told to go home and contact their healthcare provider for further guidance/treatment. If they are contagious for any reason, they will not be allowed to return to work without a Physician’s release.
- If you have been in contact with anyone who is sick, make sure you have taken precautions to minimize exposure. Especially, if the illness has involved a fever or flu-like symptoms.
- If you have had contact with someone who sick please advise us prior to coming into contact with our facility or staff. If drop off or pick up of product is necessary we will make arrangements that allow for minimized contact.
- Work is not the only place to implement these practices. Our homes and the homes of those we are in contact with daily. Practice good hygiene no matter where we are and what the circumstances. Ask the same of those around you.
In addition, we want to remind our families, friends, employees, customers, associates, and suppliers of Maverick, Inc. follow these safety tips to help stop the spread of any unnecessary germs:
- Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough in some manner in an attempt to minimize the spread of germs.
- Clean your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water is not available at the time, they are told to use alcohol-based sanitizers.
- Clean shared surfaces and equipment often.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- “Stay home” when you are sick and check with a health care provider when needed.
- Wipe the interior of your vehicles down. Especially, after being out in public or in a rideshare situation.
- Avoid large crowds or public gatherings.
- If you shop using a cart, either wear gloves or use often available wipes to clean surfaces.
- Do not assume others have taken the same precautions. Be prepared at all times.
- If receiving deliveries of food, commercial goods or products be aware of the policies or processes that are in place for your protection.
Finally, small business is the backbone of the economics in our society. We value the relationships with our staff, customers, and suppliers. Every aspect and individual in our supply chain is equally important. We can hope for a speedy recovery and trust that what is being done is for the overall good of all. We know we will do our best to maintain composure and be ready for what comes next.
Wishing you all good health,
Terry L. Murphy