New Business Practices as a result of COVID-19 - Wolfgang Confectioners

Learn how we are keeping staff and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health and Safety are Our Main Priority

Beginning on March 13th, 2020, the following procedures have been implemented as we continue to adjust to the changing business climate needs to protect our employees, customers and business.

Wolfgang Confectioners had initial communications with all of our employees regarding the fluidity of the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time we announced the necessary changes to ensure a safe working environment based on the FDA, CDC and governmental guidelines.

Monitoring the Situation

We realize this pandemic creates an unpredictable environment. To ensure the safety at our facility, our leadership has and continues to stay updated on the latest guidelines to improve the health and safety at our workplace.

We have continued to remain in timely communication with our employees and suppliers. We have distributed the supply chain statement to our supplier base and monitor for any disruptions.

Navigating Internal Communication and Safety

At Wolfgang Confectioners, we know how important an open line of communications is. To ensure our team was up-to-date on the latest regulations, we implemented routine communication to all employees in our work centers. At this time, we would communicate the latest updates on the pandemic and the company’s response. These communications were held in small groups in work centers.

We continue to encourage all employees to comply with all safety protocols per the Pennsylvania Department of Health and CDC Guidelines. Throughout our facility we hung posters and general information in common areas regarding hand washing and social distancing in both English and Spanish.

Visitor Safety

During this time we have implement a new front desk visitor health and wellness certification form including a temperature screening. This procedure assures wellness and establish any potential exposure contact chain.  Additionally, we have restricted all visitors at this time, limited to only approved essential support.

If You’re Sick, Stay at Home

We updated a flexible work schedule during the stay at home order. We continually encourage employees and visitors to stay at home if they aren’t feeling well or presenting any COVID-19 symptoms.

We required all employees to disclose personal or business travel plans in order to assess associated risk factors. Employees are asked to self-monitor symptoms over 72 hour period prior to returning to work, and take their temperatures prior to their work day.

Wolfgang also continues remain compliant with Families First Coronavirus Response Act, FFCRA, (paid sick leave and emergency FMLA). The payroll system was updated with codes for refund processing. During this time, we increased employee calls to absent employees to offer support, or unemployment contact information if they do not qualify for FFCRA due to COVID-19 reasons. Out of extra precaution and safety concerns to ensure the safety our employees, we have Implemented an automatic termination policy if you come to work with flu like symptoms after two times.

We’ve procured masks for all employees, and temperatures will be taken for all working in all Wolfgang Confectioners locations.

We’re working as a team!

At Wolfgang Confectioners, we work as one team. During these uncertain times, we all understand outside circumstances may impact our employees’ ability to come to work, including issues related to childcare. We’re open to shift change requests to ease this burden. The Company has also implemented hazard pay incentives and bonuses. As we continue to meet the demand for our products, we’re recruiting the best talent to support our existing team.

What happens if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?

The team has completed a mock table-top exercise to check readiness for potential COVID-19 positive result(s). Our management team created positive COVID-19 result protocols including trace exercises, procurement of CDC approved COVID-19 cleaning agents, documentation of sanitizing and deep cleaning upon notification.

Cleaning and Sanitation Routine

To minizine face-to-face contact and exposure, we eliminated large in-person meetings transitioning to teleconferencing, staggered shifts and break schedules. Additionally, we’ve suggest refraining from unscheduled visits to support areas, including the shipping office, QC lab and scheduling office.

Updates to Delivery Procedures

To eliminate the number of individuals coming into the workspace, we closed the truck entrance and bathrooms in all locations. We have provided port-a-pottys at each dock area in lieu of the closures.

In closing, we remain committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all of our employees.  If you have any questions or concerns, we invite you to contact your human resources department at 717-843-5536 or email info@wolfgangco.com

Contact Us

50 E 4th Ave, York, PA 17404
info@wolfgangco.com
Locally | 717.843.5536, x 0
Fax | 717.845.2881