TerraCycle Plan for the COVID-19 Pandemic
We're not doctors, but you don't have to be a doctor to see something serious is going on. At the time of this writing, Oregon has 30 actively confirmed cases of the coronavirus and large scale testing has not yet begun, which means many more cases might appear in the near future. While we have a small shop, we believe that it is incumbent on everyone to do what they can to slow the spread of the virus, if not for themselves then for those whose immune systems aren't as strong.
Until we have a better idea of how this illness is affecting the Pacific Northwest, the three of us who primarily work in the office will be working from home, and the five of us who work on the shop floor will be working staggered shifts/different tasks to minimize contact. Anyone feeling ill will be asked to stay home, and we have extended our paid sick leave to ensure nobody has to choose between playing it safe and paying the bills.
These may be more extreme measures than are necessary, but T-Cycle puts wellness far above profits, and right now nobody knows how the next six months will shake out. Though I hope we can keep everything humming along, I apologize for any delays in orders.
Wearer of Many Hats
March 13th, 2020