In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and to ensure the safety of our employees and customers, we have made the following policy changes effective immediately.  These changes follow the guidance of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to minimize the person-to-person spread of the COVID-19.  These policies will remain in effect until at least April 30th, 2020 and may be subject to change as the situation develops.

Social Distancing

According to the CDC website, social distancing is defined as avoiding large gatherings and maintaining a safe distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible (e.g. breakrooms and cafeterias).  Z-Band is addressing this in the following ways.
  1. Telework – Every individual at our office has the ability to perform at least some of their job functions remotely.  As such, we have created a reduced schedule for the sales, engineering and administration teams for onsite job functions.  At no point in time should more that 4 people be in the office at one time.
  2. Personal Space – For those personnel that are necessary for the operations of our business and who must be physically present to perform the job function, we are mandating that you provide 6ft of personal space between your coworkers. 
  3. Travel – Z-Band will not authorize any sales related travel for the immediate future.  Life Sustaining business customers who require Engineering assistance will be carefully vetted before travel is authorized.  In order for the travel to be authorized, the following requirements must be met:
    • Engineering has thoroughly diagnosed the issues that the customer is experiencing, and those issues cannot be corrected via phone or remote worktop sessions.
    • The customer has a problem that cannot be solved by providing a replacement piece of equipment.
    • The customer has developed and shared with us their own policies and procedures regarding COVID-19. 
In all instances, Z-Band understands that each employee has their own set of circumstances and risk in regard to the outbreak.  We will respect the right of any employee who wishes to remain home during these times and will make every accommodation to allow them to continue their job functions remotely.

Environmental Cleaning

Our offices are such that most individuals have their own, closed work spaces.  We contract 3rd party cleaning services to perform normal office cleaning on a weekly basis.  We are requesting additional days of service with a focus on disinfecting common areas where germs and disease may spread. (Phones, Printers, Coffee Station, Etc.)  Z-Band still recommends that you clean and disinfect your personal workplace at the end of any shift you are required to work at the office.
Hand washing is one the most important things you can do to limit the spread of the virus.  Please be sure take the necessary time (20+ seconds) and wash thoroughly.  We have also provided hand sanitizers in the bathrooms and in common areas of the building.
 
Z-Band is committed to the health and welfare of our employees, their families and our community.  We will continue to monitor the situation closely and release updates as they may arise.  Thank you for your assistance in these trying times.