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Cascades releases operational update on COVID-19 procedures


March 23, 2020
By P&PC Staff

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Cascades has released a statement on its COVID-19 response, saying the company is adhering to government guidelines in both Canada and the United States as all of its facilities continue to operate.

The company is working to ensure timely production and delivery of products including hygiene materials and packaging.

“In the past few days several U.S. states have taken steps to restrict the activities of businesses and other organizations,” the statement reads. “In each of these cases, all of Cascades’ activities have been recognized as ‘essential’ or ‘life-sustaining.’

“Additional U.S. states and/or Canadian provinces may initiate similar measures in the short term. The company continues to monitor the situation daily.

“Cascades believes that it has an economic and social responsibility to maintain our operations and is acutely aware that our products play a vital role in the lives of consumers and in the supply chains of our customers across North America.”

The company says it has introduced rigorous hygiene policies for its employees in every facility.

As of Mar. 23 at 4 p.m. EDT, Ontario and Quebec had mandated all non-essential businesses to close in order to slow the spread of the virus. In a press conference on Mar. 23, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hinted that similar country-wide measures may soon be implemented.