We at AOPD trust everyone is doing their best to stay safe and healthy during these challenging times. With the latest news and advice from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and various government authorities on the COVID-19 pandemic, AOPD wants to do our part to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the entire AOPD community.
Along with our AOPD network dealers, we have implemented a “work from home” policy for all employees that can work from home. Given the nature of our dealers’ businesses, not everyone can work from home, so we are taking steps to limit contact, social distance as much as possible and still operate efficiently. Also, as you aware from your own personal experience at your grocer or local stores, please be apprised that suppliers everywhere are experiencing nationwide stock-outs of sanitizers, disinfectants, paper towels and toilet tissue.
AOPD and its dealers are encouraging all employees to follow healthcare best practices to prevent the spread of this virus as outlined by the CDC here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Additionally, we are utilizing phone calls or emails to co-workers inside our buildings exclusively rather than face to face meetings. Drivers are required to wear gloves and use sanitizer between stops and wash their hands at regular intervals and wipe trucks down each day to maintain healthy sanitization.
AOPD and its dealers know our drivers come into contact with hundreds of people every day making deliveries, many of which are to customers’ individual desktops. To continue deliveries of the supplies you need and to keep you and our dealers’ drivers healthy, our dealers will begin following guidelines from the CDC using social distancing in our deliveries, moving away from desktop deliveries to drop spot deliveries to limit interaction with your employees as much as possible. This will limit unintended exposure during this critical time.
As demand warrants, delivery schedules may be modified. Your account representatives will keep you apprised of changes that may affect you.
These measures will be in effect until further notice, or additional changes are needed.
AOPD and its dealers will continue to be available to you as you need us during this crisis. We will provide updates as needed. If there’s anything that concerns you or any resources we can provide to help you in this difficult time, please let us know. Thank you in advance for your business and your patience.
Please continue to follow the advice of the experts, be safe and stay healthy. We will get through this together.