On Thursday, March 19th, the Governor of California issued a “shelter in place” order for all of California. But, being considered a critical manufacturing site due to our ability to manufacture crucial medical components, we will remain open.
Manufacturing critical needed medical components is a significant part of our operation at GoProto. This means that it’s standard operating procedure at our US-based manufacturing facility, as well as at our facilities abroad, to meet the requirements of a safe work environment for the current outbreak.
We are printing face masks, ventilator parts and other critical medical and healthcare components.
We remain absolutely committed to the health and safety of our staff and all measures possible are being taken to ensure that our staff at the shop is safe per the guidelines we’ve been given.
Our workspace is largely equipment-based, with a low staff to square-footage ratio. Our operators work in separate and distinct well-ventilated areas, wearing masks, gloves and other protective gear. We thoroughly clean the work environment continually as part of our standard operating procedure using alcohol-based products. We also rotate staff and work in shifts as a standard manner of work. These ways of working are already part of our procedures, so adapting to controlling novel corona virus can be done in stride.
This is a critical time and we will persevere, and we will help the cause while we are at it.