Statement on Coronavirus
Update 3/22/20 - In response to the recent “Stay at Home” order issued by the Governor of Ohio, we wanted to assure you that ILS will remain open during normal business hours as we are considered an “Essential Business” that is critical to infrastructure and the COVID-19 response efforts.
The health, safety and well-being of our employees, clients, and our community continues to be our top priority. At ILS, we understand that we all have a role to play in preventing the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
To that end, here are some of the many steps and precautions we have taken at our facility and beyond:
- Established remote work by having 70% of our non-direct production employees work from home.
- Institute temperature taking of all employees before allowing them to enter the building, and also upon leaving for the day.
- Preemptively stock piling of adequate amounts of hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes for use within the facility.
- Educating our entire work force on proper hand washing methods in accordance with CDC guidelines.
- Installed multiple additional hand sanitation stations throughout facility, and placed bottles of hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes in all conference rooms and throughout individuals work areas or cubicles.
- Locked down facility shipping/receiving area to eliminate all non-employees from entering facility.
- Increased frequency of contracted janitorial services and also increased level of services provided to include greater sanitation of door handles, tables, shared surfaces, etc.
- Encouraged social distancing practices and habits be observed in the workplace.
- Segregating production areas from office areas, and eliminating all non-critical traffic between them.
- Discontinued and/or strictly limited use of shared touch point such as time clocks, water coolers, vending machines, some doorways, non-essential common IT devices, etc.
- Implemented use of disposable latex gloves throughout production facility.
- Locking all non-essential conference rooms and shared spaces.
- Use technology to our advantage when possible with phone calls, video conferencing, facetime, email, text, etc. to minimize person-to-person interactions.
- Posted around the entire facility the CDC posters and guidelines for prevention, hand washing and identification of symptoms.
- Actively encouraging any employee not feeling well to stay home.
- Eliminate access to all visitors and vendors to the facility.
- Proactively reached out to other business leaders to collaborate, share best practices, and understand what steps they are taking to help improve our own efforts.
- Continue to follow recommendations from the US Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization and the State of Ohio, and monitor daily updates.
We will get through this difficult time together. Thank you for your continued support and trust in our business.
The ILS Team