Rose City Label is committed to full communication and transparency during this crisis. We have weathered storms, recessions, wars, and many other catastrophic events. We will survive and thrive through this crisis together and come out better on the other side. Read our thoughts on coming out of the crisis here.
State of the Union
We are working hard to keep our staff and customers safe. So far everyone is cooperating and stepping up, but there is a level of stress and unease. People are uncertain about the outcome of this pandemic and we are doing our best to support them, while still getting things done for our customers.
Limiting Visitors – No Will Call Pickups
Perhaps the biggest impact for our customers is that we are not allowing Will Call pick ups at our facility. We are not doing any press checks, tours, or sales appointments. Our outside sales team is now working via phone only and we hope to roll out some vitrual (Zoom) sales calls with clients in the future, depending on how long all this lasts. We will be safe and continue to do our part until everything is fully back to normal and safe.
Measures we are Taking
Our team has been wonderful and understanding. Anyone that shared an office is out of that office. Some have moved into open cubes, and in one case, we transformed our conference room into an office. We aren’t having any visitors, so no need for a conference room! Twice daily we have a production meeting to keep the schedule on track. Now, instead of sitting around a conference table, we are all backed away from the table to create a huge social distance between us. Nobody is close, so physical contact is very limited. Also, one of our amazing team members used her down time to sew face masks for us. She brought them in and gave them away. Very kind and much appreciated. Check out a sample here in this post!
Staggered Work Schedules
People are also adjusting their hours to make sure fewer people are in the building at one time. Most people run machines that are big enough that they are social distancing by default. They just don’t work that closely. But, in cases where people do work closely, we have staggered with people working three 12 hour shifts each week. Some work M-W, some W-F and some have come up with other job sharing rotations so we always have coverage, but limit the contact with co-workers. So far it is working well.
We are taking a very conservative stance on returning to work after any type of illness, cough, or flu-like symptoms. A few people have done tele-medicine visits and none have been referred to a clinic for a full test. Still, we feel good that everyone is protected. Nobody comes back to work after a sick day without a doctor’s note clearing them.
Thank You – We will Survive and Thrive together!
This is a tough challenge for everyone, including our customers, families and staff. Sadly, several people will be personally affected and someone may even have a family member infected with this terrible disease. It will also be a massive financial impact on several of our customers – especially food and beverage producers. Financial struggles are ahead for all of us, but we will make it through this together! THANK YOU for all of your ongoing support. Rose City Label was founded in 1928 and we have been through many tough times since then – recession, depression, war, elections and impeachments. We have seen stock market crashes and all forms of tragedy, but we have also seen people rise and thrive after all these events. Together, we will get through this.