Gulfstream Coronavirus Updates

April 9, 2020:

We recently confirmed that an employee in our Westfield, Massachusetts, facility was diagnosed with coronavirus. Our thoughts are with the employee and their loved ones.

Because of this diagnosis, we have temporarily closed several areas where the affected employee spent time. We also told the employees in those areas to remain home to self-quarantine and self-monitor. We will work to mitigate any spread of the virus by thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the areas before they reopen later this month.

Since news of the coronavirus emerged, we have proactively implemented disease-mitigation measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). We have restricted company travel, moved as many employees as possible to remote work, implemented social distancing measures, established on-site temperature screenings, provided on-site employees with personal protective equipment, limited the number of visitors and people entering our facilities, increased the frequency and intensity of facility cleanings and encouraged employees to stay home if they feel unwell.

Many of our facilities remain operational in accordance with identification of aviation as critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber & Industrial Security Agency (CISA). 

Per CISA, the business sectors defined as critical infrastructure are “… so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.” Guidance from the U.S. president notes that critical infrastructure industries have a “special responsibility” to maintain a normal work schedule during the global COVID-19 outbreak.

We continue to closely monitor this situation and will implement additional measures as necessary to protect our employees, customers, suppliers and communities.

 

April 7, 2020:

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work by donating supplies and making financial contributions to hospitals, governments and non-profit organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help address the shortage of medical supplies, we have already donated 3,500 N95 masks and more than 3,100 protection suits to U.S. hospitals and public health organizations. In response to this situation, we have also provided more than $60,000 to Savannah-based organizations working to assist those in need during these unprecedented times. To support other Gulfstream communities, donations are also being made in Dallas; Long Beach, California; and Appleton, Wisconsin. Our top priority continues to be the safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and communities.

 

April 6, 2020:

We recently confirmed that an employee in our St. Louis (Cahokia, Illinois) facility tested positive for the coronavirus. Our thoughts are with the employee and their loved ones.

Because of this confirmed case, we have temporarily closed the hangar where the employee worked and told the employees there to remain home to self-quarantine and self-monitor. We will work to mitigate any spread of the virus by thoroughly cleaning the facility before it reopens later this month.

Since news of the coronavirus emerged, we have proactively implemented disease-mitigation measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). We have restricted company travel, moved as many employees as possible to remote work, implemented social distancing measures, established on-site temperature screenings, provided on-site employees with personal protective equipment, limited the number of visitors and people entering our facilities, increased the frequency and intensity of facility cleanings and encouraged employees to stay home if they feel unwell.

Many of our facilities remain operational in accordance with identification of aviation as critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber & Industrial Security Agency (CISA). 

Per CISA, the business sectors defined as critical infrastructure are “… so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.” Guidance from the U.S. president notes that critical infrastructure industries have a “special responsibility” to maintain a normal work schedule during the global COVID-19 outbreak.

We continue to closely monitor this situation and will implement additional measures as necessary to protect our employees, customers, suppliers and communities.

 

March 27, 2020:

Gulfstream Aerospace today confirmed that one of our Savannah-based employees has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee is receiving medical care, and our thoughts and prayers are with them and their loved ones. Employees who work in the same area or had close contact with the employee have been notified and asked to self-quarantine and self-monitor.

Since news of the coronavirus emerged, we have increased cleaning in our facilities, reduced company travel, implemented screenings, limited visitors and quarantined and disinfected incoming aircraft. We have also encouraged employees to intensify personal hygiene, practice social distancing at work, and stay home if they have symptoms or feel unwell.

All our facilities remain operational in accordance with identification of aviation as critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber & Industrial Security Agency (CISA). 

Per CISA, the business sectors defined as critical infrastructure are “… so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.”  Guidance from the U.S. president notes that critical infrastructure industries have a “special responsibility” to maintain a normal work schedule during the global COVID-19 outbreak.

We continue to closely monitor this situation and will implement additional measures as necessary to protect our employees, customers, suppliers and communities.

 

March 24, 2020:

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today confirmed that an employee in our Dallas Love Field facility has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee is reportedly doing well, and our best wishes are with them and their loved ones.

In response to this confirmed case, we elevated our already robust coronavirus protocols. The hangar where the employee worked has closed for 14 days, and the employees who worked with or encountered the person have been asked to self-quarantine and self-monitor for the same period. We also initiated additional measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to mitigate any spread of the disease. These include thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the work and common areas used by the employee.

Since news of the coronavirus emerged in December, we have proactively implemented measures recommended by the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) to reduce risk of exposure to the disease, including expanding company travel restrictions, moving some of our employee groups to remote work and implementing additional social distancing measures. We also limited the number of visitors and people entering our facilities.

“These are unprecedented times,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “Our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and communities. We understand the gravity of this evolving situation and have proactively taken precautions to minimize risk and exposure while providing our operators and nation with mission-critical services and support. We have been working to keep officials apprised of the measures we have taken to address the coronavirus and this case. We’ll continue to closely monitor this fast-changing situation and implement additional measures, as necessary.”

 

March 23, 2020:

Our top priority remains the health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and community. Since news of the coronavirus emerged in December, Gulfstream has proactively implemented measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to reduce risk of exposure to the disease, including expanding our company travel restrictions, moving some employee groups to remote work and implementing additional social distancing measures. We have also reduced the number of visitors and people entering our facilities and implemented government-recommended measures to mitigate spread of the disease. This includes an elevation in our workforce screening protocols. We continue to monitor this fast-evolving situation and are working closely with our employees, customers, suppliers, stakeholders and community to keep them informed.

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