The recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus in China is a global concern. Please be assured that Mauser Packaging Solutions is monitoring the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the World Health Organization (WHO).
Given the deteriorating situation with the Coronavirus in China and its increasing spread, Mauser Packaging Solutions is immediately prohibiting business travel to China until further notice. Mauser Packaging Solutions has evaluated our supply chain and procurement arrangements for the coming year. We foresee very little risk related to Coronavirus. We will continue conversations with our critical suppliers ensuring that their supply chains will not be interrupted.
We also want to reemphasize that anyone that has traveled to China within the last 14 days exhibiting the symptoms should stay out of work until they are medically cleared to return by their medical provider. Additionally, any sick employee must stay home for at least 24 hours after their fever (100° F or greater) has been reduced to a normal oral temperature level of 98.6° F.
If you traveled to China within the last 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:
- Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
- Avoid contact with others.
- Not travel while sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
As a precaution, Mauser sites may implement health screenings for employees, visitors, and vendors. It is important to note that we have no knowledge that any Mauser Packaging Solutions employees that have recently traveled to China have contracted the novel coronavirus (2019-CoV).
For additional infection control guidance, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control information webpage at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.