Update 3/20/20

Hi All,

There has been a lot of changes just in the last 24 hours regarding the Coronavirus.

I wanted to share with you our current stance on business so that you are informed of our decisions and how it may affect you as employees.

First, in foremost, let me just state how much I appreciate your continued dedication, and your cooperation with regards to the controls that have been put in place by the state of California, the Federal Government, the CDC, and the support you are showing for one another under these very unusual and difficult times, together, we can and will get through this!

Below is a statement that will be placed on our Website, as well as the employee Webpage. The document referenced in the statement is attached for your review. This is the best way to inform our customers and suppliers as to what our intent is. This document also provides an excellent explanation as to why our business, and you as employees play a key role in sustaining the country’s critical infrastructure. Should you have any questions regarding the statement, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Optiforms remains open for business and we are working normal business hours to address our customer’s needs during the global pandemic.

Optiforms will continue its operations as we are considered an “Essential Critical Infrastructure Business” as outlined in the attached Memo from the Depart of Defense. In addition, we will continue to implement and maintain our safety plans and protocols based on World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, the management team is taking steps to keep our employees and customers informed as the health crisis unfolds.

We are currently operating at full capacity but due to global supply chain issues, lead times may be impacted. Despite the obstacles, we are committed to meeting the needs of our customers.

Optiforms will continue to monitor the global situation and provide updates regarding our operation as information becomes available.

Thank you for your understanding and you continued support.

I also wanted to reiterate how important it is that we all adhere to the guidelines provided by the CDC and WHO organizations. OFI will continue to monitor these guidelines and keep you posted on a regular basis as to any recommended changes.

Given the new Executive order N-33-20  issued by the Governor of California, I just want to again, list some keys points that we should all do our best to adhere to:

  • Social Distance: no more than 10 people at any gathering, maintain a distance of 6’ from each other as a minimum.
  • Wash your hands frequently: this should be done for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Travel plans: I am strongly encouraging all of you, please do not travel unless it is absolutely necessary.
  • Quarantine rules: OFI will continue to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the CDC. Minimum isolation of 2 weeks if you have a fever. Minimum of 72 hours isolation for other symptoms w/o fever.

We are also monitoring and waiting for finalized guidelines from the state as to what benefits may become available to you should you have to miss work as related to the virus. The anticipated release of these guidelines is expected on April 2nd. Please keep in mind, that these benefits will not be used for normal circumstances such as a common cold or flu. As we learn more, we will share the information.

Lastly, we will hold an outdoor “all hands on deck” meeting sometime this coming Tuesday. More on this to follow.

Thank you for your patience, and continued cooperation,

Best Regards,


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Kevin Thompson