CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has asked all North American employees to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection by working from home, if possible, for the rest of March.
In a letter provided to WCPO by P&G spokeswoman Tracey Long, the company wrote:
We are committed to the health and well-being of our employees and the safety of our workplaces. We are equally committed to serving the needs of our consumers and stakeholders. During times like this, consumers count on the availability of our products given the cleaning, hygiene and health benefits many of them provide.
We continue to evolve our actions in line with our continuity plans and have already taken precautions in our workplaces to help protect employees and the communities where we operate. As the World Health Organization (WHO) has now declared a global pandemic and confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to spread across the US and Canada, we are taking actions to increase social distancing which will help prevent the spread of the virus. This includes asking all North American employees who are able to do so to collaborate with their managers to work from home. This is effective until the end of March. This helps to lower the density of people in our offices and enhances social distancing which has been a key measure to contain COVID-19.
We continue taking precautions with all our facilities, ensuring they are hygienic environments and minimizing the need of our people to be exposed to crowds by cancelling all in-person large gatherings in the coming weeks. The situation is highly dynamic and we are working diligently to ensure we can continue to serve consumers and customers at this time when consumers depend on our products for their daily routines.