It’s September, and we’re in our seventh month of living with a pandemic. Life hasn’t gotten back to “normal,” but we are fortunate that it has stabilized. Much like a passenger on a ship sailing through a storm, the threat doesn’t ever fully go away – but we do get our sea legs, eventually.
At Blue Pacific, we are proud of the way our employees have managed through Covid-19. Since the beginning, we have been aggressive about first adopting, and then maintaining strict sanitation and social distancing protocols. From hourly disinfecting of community contact surfaces to installing plexiglass desk partitions and upgrading our air handling system, we have made a lot of facility changes to ensure the health and safety of our employees. The dedication of our essential workers – many of whom continued to safely work on-site throughout L.A. County’s mandatory stay-at-home orders – enabled Blue Pacific to provide uninterrupted service to our customers.
Today all of our employees are working comfortably from the office. Although we have had a couple isolated Covid-19 positive tests among staff, our rapid reporting, containment, quarantine, and contact tracing protocols ensured that group exposure was very limited. We are happy to share that those employees fully recovered, are back at work, and were never under serious health threat.
Even though this pandemic is far from over, what isn’t over is our gratitude and appreciation for the ongoing commitment of our Blue Pacific employees. Wearing face masks all day, every day (especially on a warehouse dock during a heat wave!) isn’t comfortable and having to forgo team lunches and meetings isn’t fun, but these are things we do because we care for each other like family. If there’s one thing Covid has reminded us, it’s of the bond and responsibility we share with the people we work alongside every day.
That care extends to you, too. When you request a flavor sample from us, you’ll find a bottle of Blue Pacific hand sanitizer tucked inside your order. It’s our little way of “sharing the health” and assuring you that from start to finish, we’ve handled your product with the safety of you and your customers in mind. It’s what we do naturally as part of our GMPs, but in light of this pandemic it’s something that we thought you’d like to know.
Managing a company during Covid hasn’t been easy – evidenced by the demise of many large corporations over the past few months. Blue Pacific Flavors continues to operate strongly and continuously, driven by the integrity of our employees and fueled by the support of our customers. As the pandemic wears on, we are fortunate to be an essential business and are grateful to our customers for their continued patronage.