With the President’s national emergency declaration on March 13, and a Stay at Home executive order issued by many governors, including here in Illinois, we are truly in unprecedented times.
As an essential business, Watchfire is working hard to deliver business continuity while dealing with the impact on our families and communities. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and are taking steps to ensure the safety of our employees. We have shifted all service, sales support, engineering and product development teams to work remotely from their homes. Part of our emergency preparedness planning involved building the infrastructure that allowed a rapid and seamless transition. Our support team is equipped with the same technology and tools they have when onsite, so you can contact us by phone, email or live chat as you always have.
Moving the bulk of our office team offsite allows us to safeguard the manufacturing employees who must be at the plant to continue making the world-class LED sign products and digital billboards that you expect from Watchfire. Our facility allows for our operations team to work with ample space for social distancing, and we are following all CDC guidelines. We have sufficient component and materials inventory, and anticipate no disruption in our scheduled shipments. Our design team has produced a special EasyArt library to help existing sign owners communicate important messaging from the CDC as well. This artwork can be accessed in our software download portal, and will work on Watchfire digital signs that utilize our Ignite content management system.
Watchfire will continue to monitor this evolving situation and follow the guidance from national and local governments, as well as the CDC. Our primary goal right now is to protect and support our employees and their families, our customers, and our local communities. As we strive to be proactive and thoughtful in this critical time, please know we are working hard to ensure we can return to normal as soon as possible. We stand ready to support you through email, phone, chat, and virtual meetings.