COVID-19 RESPONSE

Last Updated March 18, 2020


The health and safety of our employees, customers, and suppliers is of the utmost importance to us. 

We are closely following federal, state, and local updates on the COVID-19 outbreak and are taking the necessary measures to ensure normal operations. 

HDL and the majority of our suppliers are maintaining normal operations. There are developing attendance risks caused for HDL employees with young children while schools and daycares remain closed. We are offsetting these risks by offering staggered shifts and making use of cross-trained staff. 

Visitors

We are recommending against customer group meetings at HDL, but plan to continue supporting source inspections. We will not be accepting supplier meeting requests until further notice.

Below are the pre-screening questions that will be asked of all HDL visitors:

  • Have you had fever in the past 14 days?
  • Have you traveled outside the continental US in the past 14 days?
  • Have you come into contact with anyone known to have tested positive for COVID-19?

If a visitor answers “yes” to one or more of the above questions, that visitor will not be permitted access to HDL facilities.

Travel

HDL is recommending teleconferences for all customer and supplier meetings. 

Supply Chain

We are increasing engagement with our suppliers to ensure we stay aware of any potential disruptions to the HDL supply chain. We will immediately notify our customers of any and all known disruptions. 

Employees

We are regularly sharing exposure-prevention protocols to reinforce healthy behaviors, including:

  • Frequent and thorough hand washing
  • Respiratory etiquette (covering coughs and sneezes)
  • Encourage workers to stay home if they are sick

All employees are encouraged to report any contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. In the cases of exposure or symptoms, we will direct employees to self-quarantine. We are also continuing to clean and disinfect work areas and common spaces on a regular basis.