Friday, March 20, 2020

(3/20/2020) Certification Operations Update: Certainly the situation is changing rapidly with the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. As of Friday March 20th, New York state (where our home office resides) has placed restrictions on all “non-essential” businesses. Although the situation is anything but normal, with our remote operating capabilities and the amazing staff we have, we will try to maintain operations as close to normal as possible. We are getting notices of Plants and Laboratories closing with increased frequency, yet in other parts of the country/world, reports are closer to normal. Auditors as they work through schedules should notify plants of options (per program by separate communication). We would caution in shipping any test samples to call ahead to ensure facilities/labs are open to receive. We all will be available as best as practical to answer any questions or assist in any way. The safety of our respective communities should be of paramount concern.