The States of Massachusetts and Wisconsin have issued stay at home orders. UPF manufactures and maintains components for emergency vehicles, such as Fire Apparatus, Rescues, Ambulances, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicles. This is deemed Critical Manufacturing from Director Christopher C. Krebs, Department of Homeland Security March 19, 2020 Memorandum of Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure works During the COVID-19 Response, and is thus exempt from that order.
This is not just about UPF, our products are integral in supporting thousands of other workers jobs manufacturing Emergency Vehicles, and those vehicles are the life blood of the first responders that are facing this crisis, that is why it is essential for us to continue to manufacture.
Starting 3/24/2020, anyone who was able to work from home started to do so. Our employees still working on site are all practicing Coronavirus guidelines of hand washing and safe distancing.
From all of us at UPF we hope you stay healthy. Remember, we are all in this together!
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