March 18, 2020
Kuraray America Inc. Dental Division Statement Concerning COVID-19
As the facts and situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, Kuraray America Inc. Dental Division is taking additional measures to safeguard its employees, while preserving the ability to operate efficiently. You are likely thinking about the spread of this virus and the impact on your family, employees, business and customers, as are we here at Kuraray America Inc. Here are the measures we are taking during this time period:
On Monday, March 16, Kuraray America Dental Division announced a mandatory, company-wide, “practice” work-from-home policy. We are using computer and phone to stay in contact and continue to meet and communicate on business issues, as well as checking in on the well-being of our members during this difficult time. We will continue to monitor and evaluate this practice.
Kuraray Noritake has cancelled all business travel abroad and domestically. We have encouraged our employees to minimize personal travel and implemented disclosure and self-quarantine policies.
Kuraray has very strict policies in place at all manufacturing sites. It is our utmost priority to keep plants running and products shipped to our customers.
Please know that we are working diligently with our suppliers and taking every step to ensure we are meeting all operational standards and delivery of goods in a timely manner.
We are constantly monitoring information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization to actively assess the threat to our employees and customers. We stand ready to move to longer-term work-from-home operations in order to minimize community spread and continue business as usual.
On a personal note, we know things seem tough now, but we need to look out for one another and stay positive that this pandemic will pass with the least amount of damage to you, your family, your practice, and your friends. We are with you.
We will continue and encourage you to Monitor the current conditions of the virus through the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions or concerns you may have in the upcoming days and weeks concerning our business plans, operating procedures and general concerns you may have regarding our operational status, as it relates to your individual needs.
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Director – Dental Division, Kuraray America, Inc.