COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on all of our lives, businesses, and supply chains. TRI Austin is closely following the guidance of global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We have instructed all employees to conduct frequent and rigorous hand washing at all times, and we are cleaning and disinfecting our facilities, offices, common areas, laboratories, and equipment multiple times daily. Our employees are following any directives from medical personnel that they may receive to quarantine themselves if there is any potential they can be become sick or a risk of infection to others. We have implemented a no-travel policy for all non-essential travel such as visits to other facilities, conferences, seminars, etc. We are maintaining appropriate social distancing during laboratory work. TRI Austin has also placed disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray bottles, and hand sanitizer throughout our facilities for ready use for personal and surface hygiene throughout each day. Finally, we have enacted procedures to enable many of our employees to work productively from home.
Currently, TRI Austin is not experiencing any COVID-19 related delays or disruptions, and will continue our important work supporting the Defense Industrial Base Sector through applied research and development and the design, production, delivery, and maintenance of military weapons systems prototypes, subsystems, and components, and parts to meet U.S. military requirements. We provide applied research and development, materials and services, and products (developed at TRI Austin and transitioned through our sister company TRI Applied Technologies) to the Department of Defense, prime government contractors, non-profits that support the Defense sector, and government-owned/contractor-operated and government-owned/government-operated facilities. We provide research & development, and products and services that are essential to mobilize, deploy, and sustain military operations, and conduct multiple contracts essential to national security.