April 16, 2020

Dear Guam Partners,

A new memo from the DPHSS was issued this week on COVID-19:

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 33 individuals for COVID-19 on Monday, April 13, 2020 with conclusive results. Zero tested positive through DPHSS and 33 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, with one additional case that was clinically diagnosed.

Because test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day, the cumulative total from all labs will be reported on a nightly basis. Updated results will be provided this evening, once all tests from today are completed.

Preliminary Profiles of Confirmed Cases
Profiles of the 134 COVID-19 cases include three clinically diagnosed cases, reports of 11 confirmed positive cases received from the U.S. Naval Hospital that were tested by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, and four confirmed positive cases through Diagnostic Laboratory Services (DLS).

To date, there are a total of 134 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 58 recoveries and 5 deaths. As this is an evolving situation, information is subject to change with little to no notice.

You can read the full announcement here

In addition, we have received a new guidance memo from the Department of Health and Social Services. In this memo, the Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency (CQA) is authorized to require the affirmative declaration of any importation of certain health equipment.

We are still fully operational and operating and full-capacity. If you have any questions regarding your service to Guam, please contact us at info@approvedforwarders.com.

Stay safe and take care.

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March 20, 2020

Dear Partners,

On March 19, 2020, the Governor of California announced a new phase of containment to combat the spread of COVID-19. The “Safer at Home” emergency order calls for “all residents to stay inside their residences and immediately limit all outside movement.” This order will have an impact on many industries, but what does it mean for your supply chain?

As a transportation and logistics company, Approved Freight Forwarders is considered essential, and our operations will be 100% functional during the stay at home mandate.

Read more about the order at the links below

 

Earlier this week, in an effort to help stop the spread of the virus, Approved Freight Forwarders designated all non-operations staff to a “work from home” status. Therefore, we are already prepared for this new set of rules. We are still busy at work ensuring our clients’ supply chains remain efficient.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your usual contacts, or email us at info@approvedforwarders.com

 

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March 16, 2020

To our partners:

Following the unprecedented developments around COVID-19 (coronavirus), Approved Freight Forwarders is committed to supporting the supply chain as a critical resource for businesses, individuals, and government agencies.

We are instructing our employees to work from home where possible and only come into the office if necessary.

During this emergency, we are committed to fulfilling our responsibilities to you, our clients. We are very much open for business and will continue to serve and support your supply chain services.

For job functions that qualify to work remotely, our staff will be set up to respond to their normal company email accounts, access our full freight management system, and receive calls to their normal extensions.  While we transition to this plan, we anticipate we may experience some delay in our responses.  If this occurs, please direct a follow-up email to info@approvedforwarders.com, and we will route the request accordingly.

We will also be sending out regular emails and posting to our website and social media sites any updates to our operating status.

In taking this social distancing step, we aim to support the World Health Organization’s containment and delay objectives for the benefit of our people and our broader networks, while maintaining productivity and business continuity.

It is an unprecedented situation for all of us, and we value your understanding and partnership. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to your regular Approved Freight Forwarding contact(s) if you have any questions.

Eric Zybura

President

Approved Freight Forwarders

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