Our Response to COVID-19
Dear LinPepCo Customers,
We recognize that with the constantly changing COVID-19 situation around the world, this is an unprecedented time for everyone – a time that, for many, is filled with uncertainty. As a valued customer or partner of LinPepCo who sells our products – I want you to know that we understand the importance of these products to your business. You rely on us so that your business can satisfy the needs of the consumers who visit your place of business and buy our products, and we understand the responsibility that entails. Meeting that responsibility day in and day out, in any environment, is our primary focus.
In response to the current situation, we are continually examining all areas of business operations at each of our warehouse sites and have taken actions to ensure continued service to our customers.
- Effective on June 1st: In order to help provide and maintain a safe working environment for every LinPepCo employee, we now require those employees who work in the trade, or, are in direct contact with account customers, consumers, visitors, or clients, whether in the trade or within one of our facilities, to wear a mask that has been supplied by the company, or an employee-owned mask that has been approved by the LinPepCo Safety Director.
- Effective on July 3rd: In order to help provide and maintain a safe working environment for every LinPepCo employee, we now require all employees to wear masks in each facility, when the employee is in any general working area. These
general working areas include, but are not limited to, hallways, walk aisles, restrooms, breakrooms, fleet shops and warehouses. Employees who work in the trade, or, are in direct contact with account customers, consumers, visitors,
or clients, will still be required to wear a mask that has been supplied by the company, or an employee-owned mask that has been approved by the LinPepCo Safety Director.
First and foremost, our focus is on the health and safety of our employees and our customers. We have communicated extensively the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to our employees in an effort to practice proper distancing and personal hygiene. Per additional CDC recommendations, we are vigilant in requesting that employees do not come to work if they are not feeling well or have had any symptoms of COVID-19. Finally, we have implemented additional precautionary measures including expanded cleaning of high touch areas within our facility, issuance of gloves for employees who handle our products, and issuance of masks to all employees.
This is all part of our plan to continue to operate our distribution facilities with as little disruption to our customers as possible, so long as conditions permit and a safe and secure workplace can be maintained.
Please be safe and stay healthy.
Important Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Due to the recent evolution of the spread of COVID-19, LinPepCo has taken the precautionary measures to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and their families as well as our customers. We will diligently work and communicate during this pandemic with all Local, State, Federal and Community Partners, to ensure we are informed and following all necessary guidelines to prevent the spread and contain COVID-19 within our facilities and the surrounding communities.
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves in the United States, all LinPepCo facilities are taking prudent actions that follow guidance from federal, state and local authorities. Our top priority during this challenging time remains the safety and health our employees and the communities we serve across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota.
We are following the guidance of federal health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as it relates to the production and delivery of our products as well as the safety and well-being of our employees, consumers and customers.
As for packaged food products, including beverages, being sold in stores, according to the CDC and FDA, there is currently no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with the transmission of COVID-19. The FDA reminds all Americans to follow good hygiene practices, including when handling and preparing foods.
We will continue to monitor the latest developments and guidance on the Coronavirus from federal, state and local health authorities and follow recommended protocols. For more information on COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration websites.
In an effort to ensure the safety of our employees, their families and those with whom we work, LinPepCo has urged its employees to follow company protocol with the use of personal protective gear, social distancing, regular hand washing and staying home if feeling ill.