COVID-19 UPDATE 03/23/2020
The Governor of the State of Ohio announced Sunday a statewide “stay at home” Order in an attempt to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The move, which asks all Ohioans to remain at home or place of residence, unless they have an essential reason for going out, follows other such moves by the states of California, New York and Pennsylvania. Effective 6:00 pm tonight, March 23, we will shut down all operations in the plant for two weeks.
Exceptions to the Order will be SPV and limited shipping & receiving functions in our BLC. Both are considered essential critical infrastructure workforces by the state and federal government. SPV is critical to the production and continued supply of components for the building of military vehicles. The shipping & receiving function is critical to the shipment of components to automotive repair and maintenance facilities to repair damaged vehicles for consumer and commercial vehicles.
Any work that is required to maintain any other essential customer activities and project work will continue on an as-needed basis by designated employees from home. Unless otherwise directed by the State during the next two weeks, we will start production as of the 1st shift, Tuesday, April 7.
This Order by the State is not a medical quarantine but a stay at home or stop working Order. With the Stay at Home Order by the State, employees will be paid per the options on the Questions & Answers blog. If, after reading through the information you still have questions, please reach out to any senior manager in the Company.
Over the next two weeks, please stay at home, as we have been asked to do by the Governor and continue to practice good personal hygiene – wash your hands thoroughly, stay away from large groups and practice social distancing of six feet or more.
Finally, we would like to thank you all for your dedication, efforts and support. It is truly amazing to see how we as an organization come together and support each other during these difficult times. We must be proud of that and together, as ONE, we will overcome this situation.
Now more than ever, employee safety is our key focus. We will continue all safety measures that have been communicated and put into place in response to the current situation.
We appreciate your understanding and support during these times.
Bilstein and Bilsteiners Rock!
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