The safety of our associates is our first priority, and we have fully implemented incremental safety measures at all of our production facilities to protect them.
All of our facilities at Perdue are fully cleaned and sanitized from top to bottom every 24 hours. Before we can start running the plant for the day, someone from the USDA has to inspect and sign off on the cleanliness of the plant. In addition to these normal cleaning standards, beginning in early March, we implemented extensive incremental cleaning and safety measures, which include increased cleaning and sanitization, restricting travel and non-essential visitors, social distancing where possible, temperature checking, face masks, and installing temporary partitions between associates on the production line where social distancing isn’t possible. Importantly, we’re offering our associates flexibilities with our pay and leave policies during this time to help relieve stress associated with this crisis, especially for those who are ill or may need to care for family members.