So here we are deep into the world’s medical crisis. It is a medical crisis that has turned our days and nights into wondering. When will we be able to get our lives back to a semblance of what we knew and may have taken for granted?
COVID – 19.
We run our lives from our homes. We use less energy. Our factories, schools, places of worship, courthouses, restaurants, gyms, arenas, theatres and workplaces are off limits.
Food is available but one must be careful entering a store. Many take advantage of curbside pickups and pay a premium for this service.
The first responders are an army of dedicated professionals that are getting us thru this crisis. Everyone from Nurses, Doctors, Lab Technicians, Grocery Workers, Food Service Providers, Sanitation Workers, Postal Carriers and Staff, Delivery Drivers, Warehouse Helpers, Fire Personnel, Policemen and Policewomen and the many others we take for granted. Thank you for your work ethic.
We must all follow the guidelines which we have heard over and over again. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds, Mask up and use gloves where necessary. Stay six feet or more apart to maintain physical distancing.
Five Thousand Forms was granted an exemption to remain open from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf in March, as many of the organizations we serve are in the essential category. Early on, we aligned ourselves with our network of suppliers to provide those items that keep our communities safer. Our commitment is to provide essentials at fair prices.
These items include masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, wipes, shields for faces and high touch surfaces, paper soap, neck gaiters, thermometers, floor decals and tape to secure areas.
Yes, the demand is so great that — although products are available — carriers are struggling to keep up with the demand. Orders have taken longer than expected. Our suppliers are shipping by air, packing containers on ships and are warehousing items in the United States. Many of our products are made in the USA, which allows for better turn time at higher pricing.
Our company remains open with only a handful of necessary personnel in the building. We allow no visitors. While offices in PA, DE and CA are able to assist clients, the majority of our staff are working remotely.
Let’s all do our part to slow the spread of Covid -19.