The Gaviña family, owners of F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc., has issued the following statement regarding COVID-19 at their headquarters in Vernon, California:

“We are a coffee family at F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc., where the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Unfortunately, since the onset of this global pandemic our communities have been impacted with thousands of COVID-19 cases, including nine members of the F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. team; however, no new cases have been reported since late April by company employees or essential visitors. As the world continues the battle against COVID-19, we will continue to adhere to the safety recommendations from public health agencies as well as local and federal directives. We are committed to the health and safety of our team members, customers, vendors, and all stakeholders.

We have taken immediate action to increase safety and health measures at the plant and office including enhanced cleaning schedules disinfecting workstations and key areas. We have provided personal protective equipment, including face masks and face shields, and continually inform employees to follow CDC and government guidelines to stay home if they do not feel well, keep hands clean, and adhere to social distancing policies. We have made several process updates, including the requirement of taking daily temperature checks and self-health assessments for all team members and essential visitors, and limiting non-essential visitors to our facility. We will continue to adopt safety measures as recommended to ensure that our employees work in a safe and healthy environment.

F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc.