Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world, we have a heightened awareness at Cardinal of our responsibility to our employees, customers, and partners during this important time. Each one of us has a role to play in preparing ourselves and our families for potential disruptions, and upholding our civic duty to help prevent further outbreaks. If we each do our part, we can help lessen the risk for everyone. We can save lives.
While this is a developing situation, we are implementing initial safety precautions for the month of March, including prohibiting cross border travel, restricting all but the most critical domestic travel, replacing our in-person customer events with digital experiences, and enhancing our office protocols to ensure we provide the healthiest work environment possible. We are monitoring the situation around the clock and will continue to update our approach as information becomes available from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and local authorities.
Certainly these steps are designed to protect our employees, customers, and partners, but we also know that the steps we collectively take are helping our society. We’ve asked our employees to stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of illness of any kind and we are encouraging everyone to get a flu shot. These preparations are important on an individual level but they can also have an impact on our society, such as our elderly neighbours, our hospital caretakers, and those who lack the resources or time to prepare themselves, all of whom may be counting on us during this time.
We’ll provide further updates here as things evolve. In the meantime, thank you for doing your part to ensure the safety and wellbeing of you and those around you.