AVID & COVID-19
COVID-19 Safety Policy Statement (Updated 13 August 2021)
Mitigating COVID-19 transmission and exposure remains a critical element to AVID Corporation's safety strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
While AVID management recognizes the needs of our customers, the health and safety of AVID personnel and customer employees will remain a top priority during these challenging times. Customers should anticipate and accommodate safety related schedule changes and/or delays in regards to deliveries and services while the COVID-19 pandemic remains a reality.
EMPLOYEES: All current AVID employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Those employees who have reason to believe they may have been exposed to an individual with COVID-19 are requested to be tested for COVID positivity and to wear a face mask while at AVID Corporation until advised.
All prospective AVID employees must be fully vaccinated before their first day of work at AVID Corporation.
VISITORS: Visitors to AVID must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required sign an attestation that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Non-vaccinated visitors are not permitted onsite at AVID Corporation, regardless of rationale or objection.
Visitors are not required to provide proof of vaccination in the form of a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, a facsimile or photograph of said card, or a “vaccine passport.” However, submitting proof of vaccination is both encouraged and appreciated.
AVID Corporation recognizes that vaccination is a personal -- and potentially difficult -- health decision. AVID Corporation’s decision to require visitors to be vaccinated is equally measured and based on AVID employee safety and continuity of AVID business goals. AVID prioritizes the health safety of our employees, their families, and our local communities. Professionally, AVID must maintain the capacity to safely and effectively respond to the support and service needs of our valued partners in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and food & beverage industries. Ensuring that all AVID employees and visitors are vaccinated allows AVID to satisfy both goals.
Unvaccinated individuals should postpone any planned visit to AVID until they can be fully vaccinated or until the public health situation changes. Alternatively, unvaccinated individuals should work with their organizations to identify vaccinated personnel to visit AVID in their place.
AVID PERSONNEL TRAVEL POLICY
UNITED STATES: AVID service and support technicians are permitted to travel to customers within the continental United States.
CANADA: AVID service and support technicians are permitted to travel to customers in Canada. Canadian customer are requested to submit a formal request for essential services in order to expedite processing.
INTERNATIONAL: AVID has suspended all work-related international travel. United States State Department recommendations, CDC recommendations, quarantine requirements, and travel restrictions for workers in most international locations preclude most international business travel. AVID management will continue to monitor and advise.
TRAVEL SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
> AVID technicians will continue to wear facemasks while working at customer facilities when required or requested.
> AVID techncians will continue to observe social distancing and masking policies while traveling to avoid infection or transmission.
> AVID technicians will monitor their personal health condition for potential symptoms of COVID-19 and will seek professional medical assistance if infection is considered possible.
> AVID technicians will take all precautions required to mitigate infection/transmission as recommended by the CDC / WHO. For more information see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html
> Customers will share any COVID-19 mitigation policy documentation, restrictions, or plant-specific visitor health questionnaires at least 2 weeks prior to any scheduled service (and update AVID of any changes to their policies/screening). AVID technicians will comply with customer screening procedures, and will answer all health screening questionnaires. AVID technicians will comply with customer facility COVID-19 mitigation programs, provided these programs do not prevent technicians from completing required services in an efficient and safe manner.
These policies will be reviewed on a regular basis (updates will be posted here). If you have questions or concerns about AVID’s mitigation and prevention strategy, please contact AVID directly.
We thank our customers for their understanding and support during this challenging time.
AVID shall not be held liable for lost profits or other consequential, special, general, incidental, indirect, exemplary, or punitive damages as a result of postponing, delaying, canceling, or re-quoting services due to COVID.