DuPont Response to Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Prevention and Control

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DuPont Response to Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Prevention and Control
 
 
 
 
 
 

At DuPont, we have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it continues to spread across the world, and taking steps to keep our employees, customers and communities in which we operate informed as the health crisis unfolds.

The health and safety of our employees is our highest priority. We have corporate, regional and local crisis management teams in place actively monitoring, preparing and managing our COVID-19 response around the clock. We are implementing our safety plans and protocols based on World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and recommendations to help prevent the spread of the virus.

As cases expand globally, we've updated travel restrictions, and are providing new guidance to ensure we continue to serve our customers’ needs while practicing safe and healthy measures to contain and mitigate the spread of infection at our sites and offices. In that regard, we have taken several strong actions, including:

  • Suspending international travel and restricting all other travel to business critical only.
  • Mandatory self-quarantine measures for employees at risk of exposure.
  • Limiting access to our sites.
  • Conducting enhanced and more frequent cleaning services at all facilities.
  • Encouraging employees to practice social distancing, proper handwashing and hygiene practices.
  • Canceling participation at all large meetings, both internally and externally.
  • Requiring employees to work from home where possible.

Additionally, we are proud that the DuPont Safety business is working tirelessly to help those directly impacted by the virus including healthcare workers and first responders on the front line. Thousands of DuPont employees are working around the clock in all parts of the world to increase capacity of protective garments during this time of high demand. Our Tyvek® manufacturing operations run 24 hours a day and the nine global manufacturing facilities that produce garments are also working overtime to increase capacity. We have an experienced global manufacturing network that is fully activated and prioritizing the needs of healthcare workers in the most impacted regions combatting the Coronavirus.

Our focused and capable teams continue to address this global health crisis, and we are prepared to navigate through these challenging circumstances with our Core Values (Safety & Health, Respect for People, Protecting the Planet, Highest Ethical Behavior) at the forefront of everything we do.

For further information about PPE solutions please see:
Technical Bulletin: Coronavirus (Covid-19) | PDF
DuPont Personal Protection COVID-19 Supply Update | PDF
Cleaning Guidelines for DuPont Tychem® garments for COVID-19
Guidance to wash and disinfect PPE garments made with DuPont™ Nomex® and DuPont™ Kevlar®
 
 
 

Additional resources:
 

World Health Organization

Coronavirus - Home

Guidance on infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies for use when infection with a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is suspected


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Home

Situation Summary

Infection Control Information

Video: DuPont works overtime to make protective gear for health care workers (CNBC)

CNBC's Seema Mody reports that American manufacturer DuPont is ramping up production to meet demand for protective coverings for health care workers.

 
 
 

Media Contact:

Dan Turner

Corporate Media Relations

+1 302-996-8372

daniel.a.turner@dupont.com