Business 'As Usual' - COVID-19 Update
Our purpose is to create a global community connected through play and social experiences. Now, more than ever, we need to be united as a global community and to reconsider what our social experiences look like in the near term. The frenzied flow of information and the pace of change has created a level of anxiety similar to what we experienced during 9-11. This is a time when we need our leaders to come together, seek advice and take swift and courageous action. It is a time when we need everyone to think of the greater good and take our responsibility to each other seriously. I am proud that the employees at our group of companies, Waterplay Solutions Corp, Playworks, Inc. and RecTec Industries have come together with that social conscience at the forefront of our activities.
With the health and wellness of our teams of paramount importance, we have been proactive in our preparations and are fortunate that, with altered ways of working, we are still fully operational and ready to support you. Where possible we are working from home, connected to our industry partners via phone, email and video conferencing. Our production facility remains active with measures in place as recommended by the CDC to ensure the safety of our employees. We continue to receive orders and, with slightly longer than standard lead times, we are actively able keep business moving forward and fulfill all orders.
I would like to thank our partners, dealers, vendors and, most of all, our mutual customers who are still finding ways to keep commerce moving. As difficult as this situation is, we must continue to do business with each other and cannot be paralyzed by the unknown. Technology has evolved to a point that allows many of our businesses to remain operational. For those that cannot, I am gutted for you. I urge anyone in a position to help to consider those who might be affected, often small, local businesses, and think of ways to support them. Helping can be as simple as buying a gift certificate to use at a later date, shopping online, or making a donation, or ordering take out from restaurants that are offering this service.
On a personal note, I was given a shot of perspective yesterday morning as I learned of the passing of a friend’s daughter who, at 31, with a loving family, husband and beautiful young daughter, succumbed to her courageous fight with cancer. At a time when many of us are working from home, ‘stuck’ inside with our families, worried about the future and trying to ease our fear by stocking up on too many essentials, we may want to consider that what we need most is each other. So, to honour a young lady who would give anything to have one more day “stuck” in her home with her daughter and family, with or without toilet paper, please treat each other well, support one another, listen to the medical experts and help keep businesses in business.
I am confident that if we stay connected and take our social responsibilities seriously that we will get through this with a stronger global community. Please stay safe and healthy.