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COVID-19 April 27th Update

We Made it 30 Days ! ! ! 
Expect Another 30  (Maybe 60) Days
It’s been 30 days it feels more like a year good job getting it done and let’s keep our efforts up for the next 30 maybe 60 days.
Asked To Limit Contact

I asked you to please limit your interactions the expectation was that you came to work and went home and I know a number of you did that.
Forgot To Ask If Needs Aren’t Met

What I forgot to ask is that were all your needs met. My assumption was getting a full-time paycheck would satisfy your needs I didn’t realize some people had needs beyond that, I’m sorry about that omission.
Respectfully Tell Those Near You

If you are needing to work to pay the rent or satisfy other needs. Realizing that a haircut and rent are different. A haircut is a want a rent payment is a need. Respectfully tell those near you that you are flying in and out of the country or visiting hotspots like Long Island so they can take extra precautions.
Asking To Drop Wants 

I will continue to ask you to drop your wants like hanging out in the backyard with friends. We need to keep social distancing up for another 30 maybe 60 days. I know it’s difficult and every effort you make helps us continue to operate and satisfy those paychecks.
John Hopkins COVID

A good resource that’s not politicized and shares the facts.

A reasonable documentary about how COVID-19 started.
YouTUBE “Simulating an Epidemic”

A good explanation of what the models look like with animation.
Mentioned in What They Think

Whoo Hoo, you were mentioned in an industry magazine for being the largest center in Alliance Franchise Brands.

Monday 4/13 Update

Watch this video if you were not at the NJ 10@10 today.  https://youtu.be/4UJPE2p-_S8

Look for a policy letter about being at home while being paid by the company for social distancing. This applies to everyone. Read and sign and send to stacy@allegraprinceton.com  Expect the email with the letter today by end of the day. Please return it by tomorrow’s end of day.
Take a picture or use Google Drive Scan

Wear a mask
Stay 6 feet apart
Wash your hands regularly
Avoid contact with public and extended social groups.

Please and thank you. Stay healthy and safe.

An example of proper social distancing.

Good News Network

Hello there! I thought I’d make a post where we can share good news with each other. Feel free to add a comment for all to read. Share a smile to help keep our spirits high while we’re moving through the stay at home order together.

We are doing good and that’s because of your efforts to keep 6 feet apart, staying home, washing your hands and reducing your trips in public.

Don’t tell the others but you are my favorite! Thanks for being part of the team!

Add your comments below. Your comments will be read by all who visit this post so, keep it PG-13 😉


Keep Social Distancing During Holidays


  • Keep Social Distancing During Holidays
  • Check Your Company Email Once a Day

Keep Social Distancing During Holidays

There are no exceptions to social distancing rules. With the Passover and Easter holidays coming, I wanted to send a reminder. Do not gather with extended family. Do not gather for religious celebrations. Do not open up your social circle because of the holiday.

Instead, find a new way to connect and celebrate. Use your company access to meet.google.com to host a video gathering. Try zoom.com for another video meeting option.

Stay apart now so we can get together later.

Check Your Company Email Once a Day

I will be reducing the use of the Alerts System and also want to keep you informed. Please check your email daily. If you do not know your email address or password, please send me an email from your personal email. My email is david@allegraprinceton.com  I will get back to you as soon as I can.


Close Contact Did Not Occur

  • Update – No Close Contact

  • What you should do

  • What we are doing

Update – No Close Contact

Yesterday we reported an individual had possible exposure to someone who tested positive to COVID-19.

Today we are reporting there was no close contact. This is an important distinction per the CDC guidelines.

Close contact is being less than 6 feet away from an infected person for a long time or being coughed on by an infected person. Neither of these occurred.

Here is the CDC definition.

3Close contact is defined as—

a) being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a healthcare waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case

– or –

b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on)

Details of the contact.

The individual was at the house week before the patient tested positive.

The individual was not closer than 10 feet, close enough to be seen waving, no direct contact.

The individual was in the same house for about an hour.

What you should do

Follow the guidelines we have been sharing. This event is a good reminder to follow the guidelines. Stay 6 feet apart. Don’t crowd someone else’s space. Wear your N95 mask when working within 6 feet of someone else.

  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid close contact
  • Cover your mouth and nose when in public
  • Keep 6 feet between yourself and others
  • Reduce your social circle

Review the CDC self-check tool to know the symptoms. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

Your actions affect others. Refusal to follow the guidelines puts people at undue risk. Infection in just a few of the team members can shut down a whole department. Just one department closer would have a serious impact on the company.

What we are doing

The area was disinfected. The individual was sent home as a precaution. The individual will remain home until Thursday. On Thursday they will return to work on the 2nd shift as long as they remain symptom-free.

Please stay focused on distancing and avoiding close contact. If you need to work closely with someone, find another way or wear the mask you have.

Be well and Thank you.



Possible COVID-19 Exposure at our DMR Location

Today we learned of an individual who was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

The possible exposure happened approximately one week ago. The individual who was exposed is not showing symptoms. They have not been tested.
We’re following CDC recommendations and the individual will be quarantined. The machines are being sanitized.
Updates will be given when more information is available.
As a reminder reduce your social circles, wash your hands and wear a mask.

Prepare, Don’t Panic! Sunday, April 5th 2020


  • Time to wear your masks.
  • Keep yourself and each other healthy and safe.
  • Don’t act as if you are invincible or immune, please.
  • Thank you for doing your part.

Time to wear your masks.

There is a new recommendation to wear a mask. We were able to give everyone an N95 Mask. I’m encouraging you to wear the mask when you go out in public. I would also like to encourage you to wear masks while at work whenever you will be within 10′ of other team members. e.g. working the front and back of the laminator; working the front and back of the inserter; working across a table from another, etc.

See your breath with and without a mask.
Link to With or Without Mask – https://youtu.be/kYJvU81DKgk
Link to DIY Mask from the Surgeon General – https://youtu.be/PI1GxNjAjlw

Keep yourself and each other healthy and safe.

We are better together. We don’t want to see anyone suffer from COVID-19. Job one is keeping healthy and safe. Stay 6+ feet apart at work. Wash your hands. Wear your mask. Disinfect daily.

Don’t act as if you are invincible or immune, please.

Please, please, please take this seriously. We want to prepare. We don’t want to panic. Chances are you have felt like one of these people . . .

  • “Everyone should stay at home and don’t touch anything!” It would be amazing if everyone could stay home for a month or two so the virus can be stopped. It is not possible for all. We count on many industries to be available for us and there are many who count on us. Be prepared and follow the guidelines that are being shared.
  • “This is overblown, I’m not wearing a mask or staying locked up. You can’t make me!” We are all involved in this and like it or not you will be inconvenienced for a while. Nobody wants to be the one who gives COVID-19 to someone who is unable to survive the virus. You benefit from those around you and nobody is an island. Protect those around you so you can benefit from them again soon.
  • “This is serious, sometimes scary stuff, and I will do my best to stay healthy and protect those around me.” It is understandable that we will have our ups and downs during this pandemic. There will be days where you feel like things are fine and other days where worry creeps into your mind. Focus on what you can control when worry creeps in. Be a helper when you are able.

Thank you for doing your part, keep it up.

Thank you for keeping the business running. By coming in each day and producing great work, we keep our customers loyal. By being flexible and working from home, we reduce the number of opportunities to transmit the virus keeping our team healthy. By finishing your work and going home reduces the duration of possible contact.

While at home, you are staying available to those in the building to help when called on. While not working in the building, you are writing wiki articles, making notes for preventative maintenance. Even when no one is watching, you are teaching others or learning. Thank you, keep it up!

COVID-19 Masks Available – 2020-04-01


We have enough N95 Masks for every team member to receive one mask.

We distributed masks to everyone in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

If you are working from home and need a mask, send your home address to

service@allegraprinceton.com and we will ship one to you.

Stay away from people – at least 6 feet.

Wash your hands.

Wear the mask in public.

Disinfect surfaces.

DO NOT RELAX yet, we have to stay on top of this to keep each other safe.


2020-03-30 Update

This was sent to you . . .
via email with your @allegraprinceton.com email address
via Zoho People Announcements
via Allegra/DMR Alerts sms text message to your cell phone 
posted on us281.com
If you are not in the NJ building, please watch the video.
  • We are operating as last week.
    • Work from home if you can
    • Complete your work and go home, you will be paid for the full day
  • Shop for supplies, once a week to reduce exposure
  • Consume news, once a day to reduce exposure to fear uncertainty and doubt. <- F.U.D. is a tactic to keep you wound up and watching
  • Keep Calm and Carry On, there is a beginning, middle and end to this.
  • Read or Read 2-Second Lean
  • Complete the work we have then do something to make yourself and us better. Learn something, teach something, fix something.