Dear Valued Team Members,
There are many mixed signals regarding COVID-19 these days. Even as restrictions are being lifted in communities across the US, other communities are experiencing a surge in cases. Thankfully a great number of people infected are recovering. Many people are experiencing mild symptoms (although in other areas, hospitals are once again filling up).
Some local communities where we operate are seeing increases in COVID. And other local areas like Athens, TN do not seem to be a “hot spot”. Even so we have had infections in the community that have affected our team members. Due to the population’s low immunity to this new virus, it could spread much more rapidly than the flu. Aside from the individual health risks, the virus still creates business risk for us. If too many team members across the company, or in one department, become infected it jeopardizes our ability to continue operations. The continuing countermeasures are in place to lower the risk that we spread the virus from person to person here at work. These include health screening, temperature checks, social distancing, masks, and cleaning/disinfecting regularly.
As we head into a holiday weekend here in the US & Canada, I encourage you to consider lowering risk while you are away from work as well – especially when gathering with other company team members. Although difficult, I have found ways to enjoy time with family and friends and still keep reasonable precautions. By doing so, we protect each other’s health and financial security. I don’t believe we have to choose between our economy and our health. I believe with a little individual effort we can keep both secure
One final reminder to continue to frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, closely monitor your personal health, follow screening procedures before entering the facility and stay home and contact a medical professional if you have symptoms.
Please take care,
DENSO NA Leadership Team and Executive Leader for DENSO Athens Tennessee Facility