COVID-19 Response Update | June 26, 2020
June 26, 2020
At Astellas, the health and well-being of our employees, patients and communities is of high importance. In an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19, in March we requested that our U.S. field-based employees, including sales representatives, medical science liaisons (MSLs) and other field medical teams, account managers, and access & reimbursement personnel suspend all in-person activities with healthcare professionals and other external stakeholders. We also encouraged employees within our U.S. headquarters to work from home, restricted international and domestic travel, and suspended participation in large external events.
Based on the state of Illinois’ progress against the Restore Illinois Plan and adjustments we have made to our facilities, we are gradually starting to re-open our Northbrook facilities to a limited number of employees, with the majority continuing to work from home. The re-entry follows a number of facility adjustments, changes to Astellas’ way of working in the buildings and strict capacity limits at all times – all designed to ensure the health and safety of employees and anyone entering Astellas facilities.
As states begin activating re-entry plans, we will evaluate re-entry of field-based employees on a local basis, based on healthcare provider need and readiness.
Astellas will continue to abide by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), national, state and local health authority guidance regarding personal protective equipment, physical distancing, avoiding large groups, travel restrictions and other safety measures designed to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19 cases within our community. Please direct any questions to our Medical Information line at 800-727-7003. For media inquiries, please contact Astellas Corporate Communications at email@example.com.