EMUGE COVID-19 Update
WEST BOYLSTON, MA U.S.A. (March 23, 2020) –
To Emuge customers,
It was announced today that, Massachusetts Governor Baker has issued an emergency order requiring that all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” close their physical workplaces as of Tuesday, March 24th at noon until Tuesday, April 7th.
The Governor has also issued a list of designated businesses and other organizations that provide essential services and workforces that shall be allowed to continue to operate brick and mortar facilities during the two week period. This list is based on federal guidelines in which the memorandum identifies “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers during the COVID-19 Response”
Because Emuge is part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure” of manufacturing and supply chain, we will continue to remain open, operate and ship product. The memorandum clearly states that businesses that are Essential Critical Infrastructure, which includes “workers necessary for the manufacturing of material and products needed for medical supply chains, transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities, the operations of dams, water, and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base.” are exempt. Emuge is intimately involved in almost all of these industries.
Therefore, I would like to make clear that Emuge will be able to continue operating as an “essential services business.”
Events have been changing rapidly, but as of today, we will continue our normal hours of operation. Our staff has been downsized to allow employees to work from home, where possible, and we are adhering to strict basic hygiene and social distancing protocol per recommendations of the CDC Coronavirus Guidelines.