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Co-CEO Updates

March 18, 2020

Dear Team Members,

The global outbreak of COVID-19 means we are all getting used to a new normal for the immediate future. This means a new way of working at CoorsTek. We are sharing our latest guidance with you through video to provide a more timely response to the rapidly changing situation.

The ELT and our Global Response Team are doing everything possible to address questions and establish practical regional policies to ensure business continuity and ensure the safety of our employees. We have introduced travel and visitor policies, personal hygiene and social distancing guidance, pay provisions and a regular flow of communications. Please continue to check the Coronavirus Information intranet site for regular updates, including Health Tips from Dr. Jenna. Continue reading...

Previous Updates


Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: March 09, 2020

What is a coronavirus and COVID-19?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80 percent) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around one out of every six people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. Approximately two percent of people with the disease have died. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

You can find more FAQs here.


Letter from Dr. Jenna Singleton to CoorsTek

To the CoorsTek Family,

I was recently asked by your Leadership Team to help provide some medical guidance for CoorsTek in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. By means of introduction, I am an emergency physician with the University of Colorado, near the CoorsTek global headquarters in Golden. I wish we were meeting under better circumstances but hope to assist the CoorsTek community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

COVID-19 Update
March 17, 2020

Looking for more videos?
You can find all COVID-19 Update and Dr. Jenna Singleton videos on our Video Update page or on our YouTube page.

Guidance Documents & Protocols

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employee Screening and Response Protocol
The purpose of this protocol is to make sure that you stay safe and healthy and that your team members and our community stay healthy. We are working to help contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and feel that these measures will help us in that regard. We hope that everyone comes together to ensure everyone’s safety. Read more.

Disinfectant Guidelines

Employee Permission Letter

Job Aids

New Ways of Working at CoorsTek
List of tools and guidelines for working and travel at CoorsTek during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Pay Guidance

Pay support information in the event you or your family members are affected by COVID-19 and are unable to work. Read more.

Self-Assessment Guidelines
Have you traveled to any Level 2 or 3 countries (as identified by the CDC) in the past 14 days? If so, please monitor your personal health for signs of illness and follow the CDC recommendations outlined in this document. 

Temperature Screening

Travel Policy
March 15, 2020: All domestic and international travel requires ELT approval except domestic travel in Japan requires only CoorsTek KK BMT approval. Domestic travel is defined as a visit to any plant or location that is outside your assigned work location. Travel between locations in Golden, Colorado does not require approval. Download the CoorsTek Travel policy and examples here.


Visitor Guidelines
Prior to visiting a CoorsTek facility, the following questionnaire needs to be returned to the visitor's CoorsTek contact. 


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