On March 16th, as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the President announced the “Coronavirus Guidance for America”: “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”
The details are outlined in the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cyber-Infrastructure (CISA) “Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response” published on March 19. Filtrine falls under four categories under Critical Manufacturing: “Workers necessary for the manufacturing of materials and products needed for medical supply chains, transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities, the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base.”
On Friday, March 27 at midnight, Governor Sununu closed all non-essential businesses in New Hampshire. He released a list of essential services, following similar guidelines as the federal government and has designated Filtrine as an essential business.
Filtrine will continue to build and service chiller systems, drinking water filtration and dispensing equipment at its headquarters with proper COVID-19 protocols in place. Filtrine sales representatives will conduct business as much as possible using electronic means. Those Filtrine service agents with customers who provide essential services will work in the field to support Filtrine chillers.
We salute our staff and valued partners who are using their experience and skills to help our communities during this difficult time.
Visitors to the headquarters will be asked to follow the instructions posted on the inside door for the safety of our employees.