Gentex Corporation Information on CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
As the Coronavirus and its impact continue to evolve and develop, we remain focused on the health and safety of our employees, as well as our commitment to our customers. In line with this, we continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC and the Federal Government, as well as the state and local governments where we operate. We’re also continually evaluating and evolving our policies and procedures, communicating directly, and on this website, with all our stakeholders impacted by this global health crisis.
Status of Operations
The people protected by our products are on the forefront of keeping nations and citizens safe, secure, and healthy. As such, our operations are considered critical by our government and therefore remain open. Gentex is monitoring the situation closely and taking prudent measures to protect the health and safety of all our employees and their families, as well as other stakeholders whose work brings them to our facilities and brings them in contact with our employees.
We’ll continue to monitor our operations and supply chain for any potential impacts. If there are any changes (shipping times/methods, customs, etc.), we’ll do our best to reach out to our affected customers immediately.
Customers, partners, suppliers and other external stakeholders are encouraged to visit this site for updates and to contact their direct company representative should they have any questions or concerns. General company contact information may be found on our website.
The safety of Gentex Corporation employees, their families, and visitors to our sites remains a top priority. Like many organizations, we’ve implemented some general precautions:
- Additional cleaning and sanitizing
- Full facility sanitizing
- Staggering start times on production floors
- Staggering break and lunch times
- No visitors without General Manager’s approval
- Encouraging employees to follow best practices for safe distancing and personal protection
- Eliminating large group meetings
- Encouraging virtual meetings whenever possible, including candidate interviews
- Communicating that employees have the option of participating in meetings by phone based on their personal risk decision
- No business travel unless absolutely necessary and authorized by leadership
- Mandatory 14 day quarantine after travel
Employees Working Remotely
In order to keep employees safe and to support the broader public health effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, site leaders at our all our locations, in accordance with local/national government mandates, are determining if employees can effectively do their jobs from home. In support of this, the company is making available additional collaboration tools for its employees.
Employees must report if they or a close contact has been tested or diagnosed with COVID-19 by calling the Gentex Corporation Emergency Hotline. Dial 1-877-282-8451.
Close contact is someone that you have been within 6 feet of for 10 minutes or more within three days of that person becoming ill.
Additional Employee Information
Employees may log onto the company’s Intranet site (GShare), which provides them a single resource where they can quickly and easily access the latest company news, guidelines, protocols, policies, and tools related to the global health crisis.
We want to express our gratitude to those working on the frontlines of this battle and to our employees who are working to support them. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and take additional measures as needed to best ensure the safety of our employees and our ability to continue to deliver our customers products that provide the highest levels of safety and performance.
- March 23, 2020. Letter to employees from the president and CEO of Gentex Corporation.