Current Status and Alturas’ Ongoing Response to COVID-19
Updated 20JUL2020


Current Status and Ongoing Response to COVID-19 - Updated 13Mar2020


To Whom It May Concern:

At Alturas Analytics, Inc. the health and safety of our sponsors, employees, stakeholders, and all those Alturas serves is our top priority.  Alturas is closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact to our location, services, and supply chain.  

Alturas is taking appropriate and necessary preventative measures to minimize the risk and spread of the illness. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and regional health organization recommendations, a number of precautions to preserve health and safety have been adopted.  

EMPLOYEES

Alturas encourages healthy behaviors of its employees.  Precautions such as additional hand washing stations throughout the facility and elimination of business and social gatherings such as conferences, seminars and workshops, as well as gathering within the facility, are in effect.  Universal health precautions are a requirement in the laboratory environment and strictly enforced at Alturas. 

As part of Alturas’ routine operations, within Alturas’ business continuity plan, cross training for essential positions has taken place in case of a reduction in workforce.  Alturas has also taken steps to reduce viral load exposure to help with recovery process, and prepared with additional equipment and bandwidth for at risk employees to work from home.  It is mandatory for employees to stay home if feeling ill.

FACILITIES

Alturas is committed to providing our clients, sponsors, and collaborators with the same on-time, expert bioanalytical services. We do not foresee any interruptions in scheduled maintenance for equipment. In addition, a supply chain awareness and preparedness plan was implemented in January to ensure the supply chain remains uninterrupted.  Furthermore, extra spare parts, excess supplies, and consumables have been retained on site.

At this time, Alturas is open for audits, but this could change as the situation evolves.  For now, if you do choose to visit Alturas’ location, please know sanitation efforts are increased and steps have been taken to reduce exposure to concentrated viral loads by offsetting shifts and work days and lowering building temperature. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@alturasanalytics.com or 1(208)883-3400. We are committed to keeping you informed about steps Alturas is taking to respond to COVID-19. 

Sincerely,

Robin Woods
Alturas President and Founder