We are part of the Defense Industrial Base, which provides support to the Navy as they defend our nation. We also provide critical support to commercial maritime efforts through repair, service and construction. Because of this, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security consider our operations as a part of the Nation’s critical infrastructure.
The U.S. government has explained that this imposes on us a “special responsibility” to continue operations and provide the services the government sees as critical to our national defense and in response to the COVID-19 virus. Accordingly, the recent state orders that have closed many businesses have excluded ours.
Fincantieri Marine Group continues to follow CDC, state, and local government guidance for critical infrastructure, as well as developing our own measures to minimize the risk of exposure. We will continue operating with modified daily workflow, increased cleaning and disinfecting measures, continued work from home options for those with the ability to do so, and continued compliance with all government recommendations.
When a case is reported will work to notify all employees and follow all CDC/state/local health measures necessary such as contacting and quarantining the person’s close colleagues, temporarily closing any building or area that must be sanitized, performing sanitization, and moving operations to other areas of our yard, if recommended.