March 24, 2020
Yesterday, Governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, announced by virtue of amending and restating the Executive Order of March 19th the closure of all non-essential businesses “open to the general public.”
The Maryland Office of Legal Counsel provided further interpretive guidance to include in the definition of essential businesses, those engaged in the Information Technology sector defined as (but not limited to):
“Companies that design, develop, distribute, host, sell and support information technology software and hardware.”
As such, Kiosk Group remains open for business to accept and fulfill orders for software and hardware customers.
On March 18th, Kiosk Group implemented a policy restricting access to its facility to only employees. More recently, Kiosk Group has required all employees who are able to work remotely to do so.
Currently, the only staff who are present at our facility are those who operate manufacturing, fabrication or printing equipment, those who execute the assembly and shipping of orders and those who oversee the security and management of the facility. This limits the attendance at our facility to fewer than 10 people.
We will continue to monitor state and federal announcements relating to this crisis and update our policies as required. In the meantime, we continue to exercise the utmost caution in maintaining business operations and the safety of our customers and employees.
We wish all the very best and continued safety and health during this crisis.
-E. Alan Mischler, President/CEO
March 18, 2020
At Kiosk Group, we understand that we have a vital role to play in helping to protect our community and we are taking that role seriously as it pertains to the spread of the coronavirus.
We are closely monitoring the daily updates being provided by the federal government and the State of Maryland. In Maryland, extraordinary measures have been taken by the Governor, Larry Hogan, to protect against the spread of the virus. These include closing all restaurants, bars and gyms statewide.
First and foremost, we are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our employees. At Kiosk Group, we have established CDC recommended protocols to ensure the cleanliness of our facility. This includes routine cleanings and disinfecting of common areas and frequently touched surfaces not just daily but throughout the course of the business day. We are also emphasizing to our employees the importance of personal hygiene and cleanliness. Since we are a manufacturing company, we are also practicing here at our facility, to the extent possible, 'social distancing.' We are encouraging all employees to practice 'social distancing' in their private lives as well.
In keeping with this, effective immediately, we will be limiting access to our facility to only employees until further notice. Deliveries will still be made as usual at our shipping and receiving bay but every effort will be made to limit person-to-person contact.
At this point we are not experiencing significant delays or interruptions by our suppliers or to our production processes and we are able to maintain our usual delivery obligations. However, this remains a very fluid situation and should circumstances require Kiosk Group to address business in a different manner, we will certainly do so and keep you apprised of any change.
We wish all in this extraordinary time the very best. Be safe out there!
- E. Alan Mischler, President/CEO