Gems Sensors is monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation very closely and following all advice from the CDC, WHO, and local health authorities. The safety and health of our employees and customers is always our top priority. As a company, we have taken a number of steps to keep our work environment clean and safe and we will continue these measures for the foreseeable future.
As of April 7, 2020 Gems Sensors remains in full operation. We will continue to remain in full operation for as long as we feel it is safe for our employees and the government allows. We have our full support staff on hand to take orders and answer questions.
On Friday March 20, 2020, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order to suspend operations of non-essential businesses. This order specifically excludes businesses that are deemed essential by the US Department of Homeland Security. Our sensors and controls are an essential part of the infrastructure required to sustain our utilities, national security, and medical industries and meet the criteria to continue to operate and serve our customers.
- Our manufacturing, shipping, and receiving teams are fully operational.
- Our customer service and technical support teams are fully staffed remotely and available to assist you during regular business hours.
Based on previous guidelines—and out of an abundance of caution for our employees and their families—we have taken precautions to ensure the safety of our employees around the world. These measures, which address the requirements most recently announced by Governor Lamont, include:
- Gems Sensors worldwide manufacturing facilities are closed to the public, access is tightly controlled, and all associates non-critical to manufacturing are working remotely;
- We have restricted access to portions of our facilities to increase the cadence of cleaning and sterilization to the areas where employees are present;
- We are practicing social distancing in all areas of the workplace; and
- We have increased the presence and areas for employees on-site to sanitize their hands on a more routine basis.