WAYZATA, ARIZ. - Cargill is taking extra precautions when it comes to the health of the company’s employees amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the US. 

“Disruptions in Cargill’s food supply chains have been limited, as our hard-working employees continue to operate safely in our facilities,” the company said in a statement. “We are prioritizing our employees’ health and well-being, as they are essential in delivering the food we all need to stay healthy and nourished.” 

Extra health and safety measures Cargill is enforcing include: temperature testing, cleaning and sanitizing procedures, prohibiting visitors from entering facilities, prohibiting international travel, limiting domestic travel, adopting social distancing practices and offering shift flexibility to keep major production facilities open. 

“We are working differently, but the values that have enabled Cargill to meet previous global challenges remain unchanged,” the company said. “Our commitment to doing the right thing, putting people first and reaching higher will continue to guide every decision we make.” 

Cargill is committed to continue delivering food, feed and ingredients, and the company is keeping around-the-clock contact with farmers and customers to keep the world’s food chain moving. 

The company is also working with nonprofit partners to support local foodbanks in the communities Cargill serves and contributing to COVID-19 relief efforts.