How NP Photonics is responding to the Coronavirus
Current Status: Fully Operational
Updated April 3rd, 2020, 2:00pm MST
As always, our highest priority is to ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers while meeting our service commitments. Here is what you can expect from us:
Compliance with applicable state and federal government regulations related to the containment of Coronavirus.
Internal guidance and information being provided to our staff regarding the best ways to prevent the spread of infection, based on guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Where applicable, accommodation of customers ability to receive shipments. If you have concerns about your ability to receive an ordered product, please reach out to use via our info line and we will arrive at a solution together.
The State of Arizona, under the guidance of Gov. Doug Ducey, has shown its continued devotion to small businesses by categorizing all manufacturing as critical infrastructure. On March 23rd, Gov. Ducey issued an executive order prohibiting the closure of essential services. State of Arizona Executive Order 2020-12 This executive order preempted a statewide shelter-in-place order that was issued on March 30th and has allowed us to maintain operation uninterrupted. State of Arizona Executive Order 2020-18
At the federal level, no shelter in place order has been given. However, in the event that one is issued, NP Photonics has been designated as an "Essential Business" per the U.S. Department of Defense, Memorandum for Defense Industrial Base Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. NP Photonics is a direct contractor to the Department of Defense and it manufactures high technology laser equipment used in and by other business in the Defense and Aerospace industries.
As a result of this designation, we are continuing our manufacturing operations despite local “shelter in place” orders that may impact other businesses. However, to ensure the safety and health of our employees, we have made internal operational changes related to social distancing, re-scheduling of internal activities, and enhanced personal hygiene.
We understand this is a challenging time for the entire world and wish the best for your employees and their families. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have questions or concerns.
We do not anticipate a significant delay for committed orders but this is a rapidly developing situation. We will continue to monitor Federal, State (link) and City websites (link), and comply with all Federal, State and local executive orders regarding business operations. We are asking our suppliers to verify that they are continuing to operate and to notify us of any delay in scheduled shipments that could impact our production.
For more information on this issue, we encourage you to visit the CDC's FAQ and WHO's Q&A on Coronavirus.