|March 24, 2020
COVID-19 Update - We Are Open
While everyone across the world continues to navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, Circuit Technology Center is committed to supporting your business and remains fully operational at this time.
Circuit Technology Center's leadership team is meeting continuously to assess and appropriately respond to the crisis as it evolves, to adjust our operations to maintain continuity, and to support the safety and health of those impacted. In addition, we are operating in accordance with guidance from local and state governments and public health authorities. Of course, the health and welfare of our employees remains our top priority.
At the present time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 within our facility. Weekly updates to employees have been implemented with health guidelines and best practices to follow to mitigate the transmission of any infectious disease.
Travel restrictions have been put in place. Employees able to work from home are encouraged to do so.
At this time, we are not experiencing any interruptions in supply chain.
We are asking our customers to curtail visits and communicate via phone or email.
Circuit Technology Center is working diligently to help everyone stay safe while at the same time continuing to serve you.
The Under Secretary of Defense issued an important memorandum dated March 20, 2020 addressing the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) and expectations directly related to critical work.
In a memorandum from Ellen Lord, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment dated March 20, 2020.
"If you work in a critical infrastructure industry you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule" during the COVID-19 emergency, she wrote. That applies to prime contractors and subcontractors that "support essential production and services required to meet national security commitments to the federal government and the U.S. military."
Companies and workers categorized as essential include those in aerospace, mechanical and software engineers, manufacturing and production, IT support, security, intelligence, aircraft and weapon systems maintenance, suppliers of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals, and critical transportation.
"If your contract or subcontract supports the development, production, testing, fielding or sustainment of our weapons systems and software," those workers are considered essential, Lord said. "These companies have to maintain normal work schedules."
We have received notices from critical Depart of Defense customers informing us that we are a vital component in their supply chain and as such expect we will remain open and fully operational.
We send well wishes to you and your family and friends for good health as we face these unprecedented times.
The Circuit Technology Center Executive Team
Andy Price, Bob LePage, Ronna LaBranche, Jose Irizarry, Ted Farnham, Bun Chhouy, Peter Vigneau, David Cormier, Justin Camasso, Mark Bates, Jeff Ferry
DoD memo: Suppliers of critical products and services must stay on the job during pandemic