As you are aware, the world is working to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In face of unusual and difficult circumstances, it is more important than ever that Capstan facilities remain in operation to supply the critical infrastructures around the world. As of March 23, 2020, Capstan remains open at all three locations.
Why is Capstan open for business? How is COVID-19 affecting Capstan?
Capstan business activities includes the design and manufacturing of critical components in the medical, automotive, agriculture, construction, aerospace, securities, and military markets. These critical markets are part of the global infrastructure. USA state-wide measures allow companies to continue operations when you fall under these categories.
Capstan has been identified by many of our customers as a critical supplier. Our customers have written personal letters to our organization to make sure we are able to stay open through the pandemic. In response, Capstan made the decision to stay open. Our employees have been asked to continue working their normal schedules, but we have seen a reduced work staff at all locations.
What is Capstan doing to protect employees from COVID-19?
If you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms then please stay home and contact Human Resources.
Capstan has implemented social distancing, protective mask and gloves, and sanitary wipes available to all employees. Employees at risk are being asked to stay home. In order to maintain operations, Capstan must first protect the work staff to prevent COVID-19 from spreading within the organization. Capstan is strictly rejecting all visits to all facilities, including Customer visits, Capstan cross facility visits, and non-employee visits. Mail and in-coming shipments are allowed, but social distancing is in place.
What is Capstan going to do if things get worse?
Capstan was prepared to shut down all facilities during the first hours of receiving news from California Governor Gavin Newsom. Capstan will follow the federal, state, and local executive orders, emergency declarations, and other guidelines. The COVID-19 situation is fluid so we ask all employees and customers to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.