Protecting the health and safety of our employees and their families is vital. Because we are part of a critical infrastructure industry, our employees are reporting to work daily in distribution centers, supply chain operations, manufacturing sites, pharmacies and other clinical sites. Their efforts are essential to the healthcare system.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the safety of the critical frontline employees working at these sites, all facilities are thoroughly cleaned regularly, and we have implemented the worksite hygiene practices in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization guidelines. To recognize the important contributions made by these frontline employees – truly living out Cardinal Health’s mission, we are providing a special incentive to those required to report to a facility to work.
All employees who are able to work remotely are working from home. We have significantly expanded our technology infrastructure to help our employees around the globe perform their duties and continue to support customers, patients and our front-line associates.
All non-essential travel has been prohibited since March 2, 2020, and access to our facilities by visitors and third-party vendors has been severely restricted. We also put policies in place to ensure that employees who are sick with or who have been exposed to COVID-19, can take time off, which does not impact their paid-time-off days for the year.