At Danaher, associate health and well-being is our number one priority.
Our Global Response Team is actively monitoring, preparing and managing our global COVID-19 business response 24/7 based on direction from international health organizations, local governments and our own safety protocols. Operating Companies are mobilizing local response teams to implement global guidance.
Some of the actions we are taking to keep our associates safe include:
• Non-essential international and domestic business travel ban
• Mandatory self-quarantine measures for associates at risk of exposure
• Cancellation or postponement of all internal and external meetings >10 people
• Work from home for associates, where feasible, and social distancing within offices and manufacturing sites
In addition, Danaher has programs and resources available to support the physical, financial and emotional health of our associates.
We are immensely proud that several of our OpCos are directly involved in the fight to diagnose and find a treatment for COVID-19. IDT is working with the global public health and research communities to supply primers and probes designed to detect COVID-19. And Cepheid is working rapidly to develop a molecular diagnostics test to use on their GeneExpert instrumentation to diagnose COVID-19.
Our associates and leaders around the world continue to exemplify what it means to live our Shared Purpose – Helping Realize Life’s Potential – during this challenging time.