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Dear Lasko Associates, 

With recent news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its impact around the globe, we understand that the many of you are expressing concern about the impact the virus might have on us and our working conditions.  We thought it is important to provide you with an update on actions the Company is taking to keep our employees safe. Our first priority – now and always – is the health and safety of our employees, supply chain partners, and customers. 

What are Lasko’s COVID-19 Safe Workplace Protocols? 

What guidelines and information do we have from the CDC? 

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu with fever, coughing and shortness of breath. It appears to mainly be spread through close person-to-person contact. It may be possible for someone to touch a surface or object with the virus on it and then touch their nose or mouth and become infected, but this is not the main way the virus spreads, according to CDC and other health experts. 

In addition to all the normal things you do to stay healthy, the preventive measures are the same as for the flu or other viruses, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 

1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. 

2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home.  Maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members. 

3. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others as you could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. 

4. Cover coughs and sneezes to reduce transmission 

5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. 

6. Monitor your health and be alert for symptoms.  

More information on coronavirus can be found on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html 

What precautions is the Company taking to minimize exposure to our employees? 

In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 exposure affecting any employee, there will be an immediate quarantine of the shift. The workers will be sent home and we will notify others that may have been in contact with the infected employee. Affected areas will be shut down and disinfected before resuming operations.  Employees who have had direct exposure will be instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days and not return to work until tested. 

All employees should follow Lasko’s COVID-19 Safe Workplace Protocols. 

LASKO COVID-19 WORK FROM HOME POLICY 

Effective March 16, we are issuing the following guidance for corporate office and administrative employees in the United States and Canada: 

Manufacturing Plants and Offices – US and Canada 

Travel 

We’re restricting all business travel to essential trips only.  If you think a trip is absolutely essential, please work with your Executive Leadership Team member to validate that assumption prior to scheduling. 

We’ll continue to share information as it becomes available and do our best to keep you informed about what we are doing as a company and how best to prevent the spread of the virus and protect our employees.  Also, be careful about fraudulent emails related to the coronavirus outbreak. Here is a link on the topic: https://getskout.com/cybersecurity-threat-advisory-0016-20-coronavirus-related-phishing-campaigns/ 

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding. If you have ideas or suggestions to help keep our work environment and employees safe, please send your emails to Lasko Human Resources (HR@laskoproducts.com). 

Thank you, 

 

The Executive Leadership Team