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Dotcom Distribution COVID-19 Update 3/16/2020

On March 9th, New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of COVID-19. While Dotcom has been taking the appropriate recommended preventative measures as listed on the CDC website and previously disclosed to you, we rely on staff who need to be on-premises to carry out their duties.

School closures will affect labor levels. 

  • Many school systems throughout NJ have now closed for an indefinite period. We anticipate that this will put a major strain on Dotcom’s ability to maintain normal warehouse labor levels as our associates require absences to care for children.
  • We are working with our associates to provide flexibility in scheduling and are expanding our night shift to accommodate associates that will need to care for children during earlier shifts.
  • We believe that these adjustments will alleviate some, but not all, of the predicted shortages.

We are practicing social distancing.  

  • To prevent the likelihood of exposure to the virus, Dotcom is actively engaging in “social distancing” within our facility.
  • We have encouraged all of our office personnel to work from home, which most have started to exercise.
  • We are reducing our request for labor from temporary staffing agencies who carpool associates in vans and carry a higher risk for transmitting the virus.

We need your help with forecasts. 

  • While the safety of our staff is paramount, our clients are always top of mind. We need your help to ensure forecasts are as accurate as possible so that we can manage labor demands, minimize disruption to your business, and also reduce potential exposure to the virus within our facility.
  • Please communicate changes to your forecast directly with your Dotcom Program Manager. During this time, we will do our very best to meet SLA commitments. We do however anticipate that this will be a challenge.

We will keep you apprised every step of the way. As always, feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.