MDS is actively monitoring COVID-19 developments and policy changes issued by federal, state, and local governments. Additionally, in an effort to protect water operations and worker safety, we closely follow regulations and recommendations issued by the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, and public health authorities.
As needed, MDS has made changes to our offices to ensure proper social distancing to keep COVID-19 from spreading. We have moved employees within our facility to new locations to reduce contact and increase the space between people. At the same time, we are cleaning and sanitizing our facility in accordance with current guidelines.
We have eliminated large company meetings and have reduced most face-to-face meetings involving even just a few employees. But, the critical work of MDS is still getting done— we are using technology to collaborate when we need to get more than ten people together. In an effort to contain the virus spread and remain productive, MDS employees are increasingly working from home.
The situation is continually evolving. We are reviewing data, employee concerns, and customer concerns on a daily basis. As conditions change, we will reassess our policies and guidelines and change them as necessary to ensure that MDS is doing all it can to protect the customers using our services and our employees who are critical to providing the services.