November 18, 2020 – As the number of COVID-19 cases rises globally and in the State of Maryland, where AOAC is headquartered, AOAC is taking a “safety first” approach by encouraging staff to work from home to the greatest extent possible.
As has been true since the onset of the pandemic, AOAC is fully operational and work is continuing as normal.
The new operating procedure replaces a policy in place since early July, where AOAC teams were on a rotating “every other week” schedule designed to reduce the number of staff in the office at any given time. Additionally, various operational measures have been in place to reinforce social distancing and regular sanitizing of common space within the suite.
AOAC staff continue to be accessible via their office telephone numbers and email addresses as normal.