Microdyne’s Business Continuity Plan

Updated 12/11/2020


Microdyne has continued to stay open and will do everything we can to continue to produce for our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, we have come to a point where we may see dramatic changes in our production schedule.

As valued customers we want to keep you appraised of our strategies and concerns. Our first priority is the safety of our team members, our second is to fulfilling our production commitments.


On November 30th, Cal/OSHA issued new workplace rules, named the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). For most of our customers in California, we are all having to deal with this, but for those in other states this may be surprising.

Our concern, is that per the ETS rules, when confirmed infections, or exposure to COVID-19 is identified in the workplace, mandatory testing and time away from work is required. Therefore, we may see a domino effect of our employees having extended time away from the factory, even if they never show any signs of COVID-19 symptoms.

As we enter into the normal flu and cold season, we are concerned about yearly flu symptoms that parallel COVID-19 symptoms. With the appearance of any symptoms, mandatory COVID-19 testing and time away from work will result.


  1. Increased notifications and communication from Microdyne about the situation.
  2. We are now shifting our production planning, expecting missing delivery dates. We will keep communicating with our customers on the status.
  3. We are experiencing supply chain disruptions, both in transportation and in raw materials.
  4. We have seen increases in costs on raw materials, with some materials being identified as force majeure events.
  5. We have seen increases in orders through Q3 and Q4.
  6. Production labor has been a huge concern with the Holiday season and COVID-19 related unemployment. Hiring has been our #1 focus outside of COVID-19 issues.
  7. Our lead time is up to 16+ weeks on orders because of demand and due to Covid-19. We are having a very difficult time finding people that want to work, especially off shifts.
  8. We have increased all cleaning procedures on the production line and throughout the facility.
  9. All of our existing COVID-19 policies will continue to be reviewed, changed and improved if needed.
  10. Only Microdyne Employees are now allowed in the facility.

Please continue to schedule prompt pick up of your product. Trucking or our ‘open status’ could change at any time. Late pickups may jeopardize production schedules.


Southern California is currently under an active “Stay at Home Order” from the Governor. We consider ourselves part of the essential infrastructure under the Homeland Security Guidelines, and the State of California Guidelines; producing for medical, food and cleaning/sanitation. That said, our production status could change at any time. Microdyne is licensed through the California Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch.

Updated 7/15/2020

Microdyne is planning on staying open, based on Homeland Security Guidelines.

Microdyne is a certified Medical Device Manufacturer with the FDA and is licensed through the California Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch.

Each department will continuously review, implement and enforce our Coronavirus plan.

  1. Microdyne is planning to stay open. We make essential items for medical, cleaning and food supply.
  2. We have already implemented safety precautions and we will continue to make our employees our top priority.
    1. Increased instruction on social distancing, signage throughout building.
    2. Increased work space cleaning.
  3. Non-production staff will work remotely when possible.
  4. Only employees are allowed at Microdyne.
  5. Shipping will be the only location for non-employees to check in. Non-employees should not be permitted to go beyond shipping desk.
  6. Employees must be vigilant.
    1. No one with a temperature, or a cough may enter the building.
    2. Anyone with a family member that develops a cough or temperature may not enter the building.
    3. Sign Off, verbal communication of rules, daily review.
    4. Provide a letter for employees that we are essential (letter head).
    5. Employees must communicate with managers about any issues, missed work, and health during this time.
    6. Employees must follow all social distancing policies.
    7. Employees must wear masks at all times
    8. Face shields are available to employees who would like to use them in addition to masks.
  7. Set up multiple daily Zoom calls for departments. Management, production, customer service, sales & shipping.


  1. Expedite communications with customers, vendors, employees, and stakeholders.
  2. Determine status of vendors production and delivery.
  3. Production status updates. Scheduling will stay the same unless noted. Changed schedules must be communicated to customer.
  4. We must call and schedule ALL finished goods to be picked up ASAP. We can’t guarantee delivery anymore and they should be here as soon as possible.
  5. Be prepared to move jobs around, priority given to items that are tied to Essential Infrastructure Workforce (below).
  6. Discuss plans for less shifts, staffing issues and if we lose key employees due to health.
  7. Discuss schedules, overtime, and shift changes if necessary

Customer Service, Sales, Marketing

  1. Plan on accepting all POs at this time. Determine raw materials at the time of confirmation.
  2. Continue to move sales leads forward and close new business.
  3. Email and communicate more, through personal calls and emails, along with CRM tools.
  4. Finance and accounting, we need to invoice and get paid on a timely manner, notify customer and shipping if there are any holds on shipment.

Justification for staying open From HOMELAND SECURITY

Microdyne is a certified Medical Device Manufacturer with the FDA and is licensed through the California Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch.



Manufacturers, technicians, logistics and warehouse operators, and distributors of medical equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), medical gases, pharmaceuticals, blood and blood products, vaccines, testing materials, laboratory supplies, cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting or sterilization supplies, and tissue and paper towel products


Food manufacturer employees and their supplier employees—to include those employed in food processing (packers, meat processing, cheese plants, milk plants, produce, etc.) facilities; livestock, poultry, seafood slaughter facilities; pet and animal feed processing facilities; human food facilities producing by-products for animal food; beverage production facilities; and the production of food packaging


Employees of firms providing services that enable logistics operations, including cooling, storing, packaging, and distributing products for wholesale or retail sale or use.

Manufacturers and distributors (to include service centers and related operations) of packaging materials, pallets, crates, containers, and other supplies needed to support manufacturing, packaging staging and distribution operations


Workers necessary for the manufacturing of materials and products needed for medical supply chains, transportation, energy, communications, food and agriculture, chemical manufacturing, nuclear facilities, the operation of dams, water and wastewater treatment, emergency services, and the defense industrial base.


Workers supporting the chemical and industrial gas supply chains, including workers at chemical manufacturing plants, workers in laboratories, workers at distribution facilities, workers who transport basic raw chemical materials to the producers of industrial and consumer goods, including hand sanitizers, food and food additives, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and paper products.

Related posts