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During the past weeks, Engineered Floors has implemented preventative and mitigation measures across the entire company and will continue to follow the recommendations from federal and state agencies to protect the health and safety of all employees.
The company continues to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines related to COVID-19, including guidelines related to educating employees related to COVID-19. Engineered Floors has also established a "24/7" employee hotline to provide assistance and information to employees.
Three Engineered Floors employees have tested positive for or been diagnosed with COVID-19. These employees worked at Engineered Floors' SAM carpet manufacturing plant at 3829 S. Dug Gap Road in Dalton (one employee) and at its Calhoun facility (two employees).
In response, Engineered Floors is following the guidance from the CDC as well as other federal and state agencies, including closure of the operations, sanitization and cleaning of affected areas, and notifications to employees. We will continue to take all necessary steps to reduce the risk of infection among all of our employees. These steps have included encouraging ill employees to stay home, increasing the frequency of cleaning and sanitation of facilities, canceling large meetings and staff travel, increasing the use of teleworking among staff and encouraging distancing and other preventive measures.
The health and safety of our employees is a top priority for the company. Company leadership is closely monitoring the situation in all operations in order to assess and respond quickly as events connected to COVID-19 affect Engineered Floors and our employees.