A Note From Autom About COVID-19
Dear Autom Customers,
For over 70-years Autom has been guided by a core value of, "doing the right thing, the right way." Never has it been more important to live by this principle as we respond to this unprecedented threat. Autom is closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at a global and local level for all of our brands. The health, well-being, and safety of our employees, our vendors, and our customers remain our highest priority.
Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this virus and we are grateful for the healthcare workers who are attending to the sick and working tirelessly to contain the spread. Under extremely adverse circumstances we are seeing the best in people as we unite to fight this global pandemic.
We are continuously monitoring the impact of coronavirus and adhere to the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organizations (WHO). For our part, we will continue to take the necessary and required steps to ensure our work environment and employees are safe and healthy. It's important to note that both the WHO and the CDC have advised that there is minimal risk of transmission of the virus from the handling of mail and packages.
We have detailed plans in place to protect our personnel and limit the spread of disease. All employees who can work from home are now doing so and meetings are being held virtually. We have limited the hours that our retail store is open in an effort to be safe but to still make the pick-up of church supplies possible. A core team has been established to ensure the decisions we make are based on the most current information and with a focus on the well-being of each of our employees, our customers and our communities.
Despite enormous challenges the Autom team is committed to seamlessly providing the service and product you depend on from us. We are taking the necessary steps to minimize disruption and adapting to this new way of doing business.
While life will certainly be different over the coming weeks and months, we know that the Catholic community has a ministry of prayer and peace and we will do everything possible to do our part. We will continue to take your orders via phone and on our website. Our faith-based products will be shipped directly to your door step as quickly as we can process your orders.
We believe that Jesus, during his ministry on earth showed us his power and caring by healing people of all ages and stations of life from physical, mental, and spiritual ailments. We know that He is present now to people who need his loving touch because of COVID-19. May they feel His power of healing through the care of doctors and nurses.
May He take away the fear, anxiety, and feelings of isolation from people receiving treatment or under quarantine. We pray that He gives us all a sense of purpose in pursuing health and protecting others from exposure to the disease. Please protect all families and friends and bring peace to all who love them.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.