Covid-19 ----- Declaration for essential workforce in support of Critical Healthcare
Declaration for essential workforce in support of Critical Healthcare / Public Health, Critical Manufacturing, and Defense Industrial Base
In collaboration with federal, state and local authorities Fasnap is declared a Critical Manufacturing supply chain partner. Our locations in California, Indiana and Florida remain open with only essential personnel to help our valued partners during this time of crisis.
Fasnap supplies materials and/or products which are, or are used in and for, critical healthcare, temporary shelters, first responder equipment, military personnel equipment, emergency vehicles, emergency housing trailers, and hospital facilities.
The health and safety of our entire Fasnap family is paramount in fighting the spread of Covid-19. Non-essential employees have been directed to work remotely, our doors are closed to the general public, our sales staff are working remotely to lend assistance.
In accordance with the CDC, WHO, NIAID and local health organizations our staff and employees have developed operational and continuity plans to ensure uninterrupted supply chains across the US and internationally.
Excerpts from the Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
HEALTHCARE / PUBLIC HEALTH
The Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector is large, diverse, and open, spanning both the public and private sectors. It includes publicly accessible healthcare facilities, research centers, suppliers, manufacturers, and other physical assets and vast, complex public- private information technology systems required for care delivery and to support the rapid, secure transmission and storage of large amounts of HPH data.
• Workers providing COVID-19 testing; Workers that perform critical clinical research needed for COVID-19 response.
• Health care providers and caregivers (e.g., physicians, dentists, psychologists, mid-level practitioners, nurses and assistants, infection control and quality assurance personnel, pharmacists, physical and occupational therapists and assistants, social workers, speech pathologists and diagnostic and therapeutic technicians and technologists).
• Hospital and laboratory personnel (including accounting, administrative, admitting and discharge, engineering, epidemiological, source plasma and blood donation, food service, housekeeping, medical records, information technology and operational technology, nutritionists, sanitarians, respiratory therapists, etc.).
• Workers in other medical facilities (including Ambulatory Health and Surgical, Blood Banks, Clinics, Community Mental Health, Comprehensive Outpatient rehabilitation, End Stage Renal Disease, Health Departments, Home Health care, Hospices, Hospitals, Long Term Care, Organ Pharmacies, Procurement Organizations, Psychiatric, Residential, Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers, cannabis retailers).
• Manufacturers, technicians, logistics and warehouse operators, and distributors of medical equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), medical gases, pharmaceuticals, blood and blood products, vaccines, testing materials, laboratory supplies, cleaning, sanitizing,
disinfecting or sterilization supplies, and tissue and paper towel products.
The Critical Manufacturing Sector identifies several industries to serve as the core of the sector: Primary Metals Manufacturing, Machinery Manufacturing, Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Products made by these manufacturing industries are essential to many other critical infrastructure sectors.
• Workers necessary or the manufacturing o materials and products needed or medical supply chains, transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities, the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base.
DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE
The Defense Industrial Base Sector is the worldwide industrial complex that enables research and development, as well as design, production, delivery, and maintenance of military weapons systems, subsystems, and components or parts, to meet U.S. military requirements. The Defense Industrial Base partnership consists of Department of Defense components, Defense Industrial Base companies and their subcontractors who perform under contract to the Department of Defense, companies providing incidental materials and services to the Department of Defense, and government-owned/contractor operated and government-owned/government-operated facilities. Defense Industrial Base companies include domestic and foreign entities, with production assets located in many countries. The sector provides products and services that are essential to mobilize, deploy, and sustain military operations.
• Workers who support the essential services required to meet national security commitments to the federal government and U.S. Military. These individuals, include but are not limited to, aerospace; mechanical and software engineers, manufacturing/production workers; IT support; security staff; security personnel; intelligence support, aircraft and weapon system mechanics and maintainers
• Personnel working for companies, and their subcontractors, who perform under contract to the Department o Defense providing materials and services to the Department of Defense, and government-owned/contractor-operated and government-