COVID-19, or the anticipation of COVID-19, has stressed our people and our systems in Haiti and the U.S. as it has most people. Haiti has no confirmed cases of the virus, but our staff is appropriately worried about what might happen to them or their families if there is spread of COVID-19 in Haiti from the cases in the Dominican Republic or from visitors from other countries. The team has created a well-informed and scientific protocol for employees, malnourished kids and visitors. The government of Haiti has taken steps to reduce the risk of coronavirus entering the country. In response, MFK has cancelled our upcoming trips to Haiti.
We are continuing to be in close communication with our team. All our employees have been informed to stay home from work if they or anyone in their families are feeling ill. Our factory employees have always practiced good hand washing, worn gloves, face masks and other protective gear while in the factory producing our lifesaving Medika Mamba, and will continue to do so. They have also been instructed to use increased vigorous hand washing away from the factory and practice social distancing. We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of our Haitian and U.S. employees each and every day.
Patricia B. Wolff, MD
Founder & CEO