March 13, 2020
You have my personal commitment that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has our full attention. As I’ve said before, nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our employees and their families, our clients and our customers. We are taking the necessary steps to stay informed and engaged with the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization guidance for preventing and reducing the spread of COVID-19.
In order to ensure workplace safety and maintain a safe environment to serve our clients and customers, we are doing the following:
In addition to these steps taken at the locations we serve, we also remain committed to taking care of our team. For weeks, we’ve provided them with up-to-the-moment guidance and information so they can keep themselves and their families safe. We’re requiring team members who are sick to stay home and asking our teams to travel only if it’s business critical.
We recognize the hardship that this unprecedented event creates for everyone. We are actively working with our clients, government agencies, and within our own policies, to offer additional support, including expanded benefits, for our hourly team members who are directly impacted.
We continue to monitor the ever-changing situation and thank our dedicated team members for their vigilance and commitment to keeping themselves and everyone we serve safe. We will get through this together.
Aramark employees will provide procurement, assembly and delivery services for at least 300,000 and up to 500,000 food and household supply packages to hospital staff across all five NYC boroughs.
The coronavirus has forced higher education institutions to examine the ways they can adapt to the foodservice industry to continue operation, if necessary. It has also forced higher education institutions to take a look at what lasting changes this crisis will bring and the business practices they need to adopt.