On Saturday, March 21st, the Governor of New Jersey issued an Executive Order No. 107 requiring all Non-Essential Retail Businesses to close. Xerimis is not forced to close our business since Xerimis is part of the pharmaceutical supply chain responsible for providing medicines to patients, and as such is considered in the category defined as Healthcare/Life Sustaining businesses.
The ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout the world make this a very dynamic time for individuals and businesses alike. Xerimis continues our commitment to the safety of our clients, patients, and team members. We have transitioned many Xerimis employees to remote working to the greatest extent possible. We continue with our on-site activities including receiving, packaging, distribution and returns accountability and have implemented aggressive cleaning procedures for all areas of the building. Our staff is already cross trained which will allow us to perform the most critical activities at Xerimis.
We are working collaboratively with all clients to ensure supplies are packaged and dispatched as planned. We recognize the impact of COVID-19 and the new challenges that are being presented to sponsors. We are actively working with our partner couriers to set up direct to patient delivery when this option becomes necessary due to circumstances related to COVID-19. We will work with clients to ensure we prioritize the most critical needs for patients.
We have begun seeing countries impacted by the COVID-19 virus and shipping lanes being impacted. We continue to keep our clients updated regularly and look for alternatives as needed. The likelihood of disruption to other geographical areas cannot be ruled out with each passing day. We are committed to our partnership with you and to being here to support you and patients in this most serious time for our world.
Carol Sue Bernardo