COVID-19: CooperCompanies' Response
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is ever changing. As we continue to monitor this pandemic, we remain focused on the health and safety of our employees and on supporting our customers, our partners and our communities. Cooper stands with the global community in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and is working hard to provide our necessary medical device products to people around the world.
As essential businesses, our CooperVision and CooperSurgical divisions continue to manufacture and distribute products. As part of this, we've taken meaningful health and safety measures, including restricting access to our facilities, implementing alternative work arrangements for many employees, increasing cleaning and adding other health and safety precautions. Steps such as these help keep our facilities operational, allow us to comply with governmental guidance to increase social distancing, and reduce risk by protecting those who need to be at our operational locations where remote work is not an option.
Several protocols are also in place across the company to help our global, regional and local leaders assess, manage and quickly resolve challenges as they arise. These are part of broader business continuity plans that we regularly review and validate to keep pace with the world around us.
We appreciate the efforts of our employees and business partners to keep our business functioning and strong. We are committed to continuing to provide superior customer service and support during these challenging times as we maintain focus on keeping our employees safe. This commitment is at the heart of every decision we make and is an integral part of who we are as a global medical device company dedicated to improving lives one person at a time.