Ongoing Messages Re Coronavirus (COVID-19): We’re Committed to our Employees, Customers and Communities

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Ongoing Messages Re Coronavirus (COVID-19): We’re Committed to our Employees, Customers and Communities

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Ongoing COVID-19 updates from MDI. 

4/6/2020
Employee meetings were held at each location. MDI will continue to hold employee meetings every Monday, and will frequently provide updated communications. Today's meeting included information about the COVID-19 Recovery Plan and what will be done if an employee has a positive test.  MDI is continuing to operate its four facilities in Minneapolis, Hibbing, Cohasset and Grand Rapids. 


4/3/2020
While MDI has been designated an essential supplier to the USPS, and many of our customers, your safety and wellbeing is first and foremost in our minds. Therefore, while many employees continue to work, some employees are staying at home and some have been asked to work from home. Whichever, we are dependent upon each other to remain safe as we are challenged to continue to provide essential goods and services to our customers. Read full memo.


4/1/2020
The Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA) is effective April 1, 2020. This provides employees with sick leave benefits for COVID-19 related reasons. Get more information about the Families First Cornovirus Act here.


3/31/2020
Following Governor Walz "Stay at Home" order last Wednesday, all MDI employees still working were given the option of not working for COVID-19 related reasons.  This was done in small group meetings and written communications.  As of March 31, 114 employees are not working for COVID-19 related reasons. This includes the Hired Hands employees that are referrals from county case managers that have been not working since March 18.  Total employment count currently is 365 of which 31% are not working.  

As an essential provider of services and products to the United States Postal Service and many others, MDI is continuing to operate its four facilities in Minneapolis, Hibbing, Cohasset and Grand Rapids.  MDI will continue to keep our employees and the community health and well-being foremost in our minds and actions. Updates will continue to be posted on this site. Thank you all for your support in this most difficult time.


3/26/2020
Minnesota Governor Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-20 directing Minnesotans to 'Stay at Home' effective midnight on Friday, March 27 through April 10.  The goal of the order is to slow the spread of the COVID 19 virus to prevent our health care system from being overwhelmed with patients needing care.  MDI is in support of Governor Walz's actions.  That being the case, MDI has been identified as an essential supplier to the USPS and many commercial businesses needed to maintain the county's infrastructure and essential services to the public. MDI will continue to operate business at all four facilities. Read full memo.

For the health and safety of our Hired Hands employees, we will continue to have all Hired Hands employees remain at home through April 10th.  As stated by the Governor, the goal is to keep our most vulnerable citizens safe.  Read full memo.


3/25/2020
COVID-19 is rapidly changing. To address recent changes, MDI released a communication memo adding additional safety measures and policies. View here. Business is still continuing at all four facilities.


3/17/2020
The health and wellbeing of each employee is our priority. MDI Hired Hand's employees have been asked to stay at home to limit exposure until 3/27/2020.  A printed letter was sent home to employee's effected. Business is still continuing at all four facilities.


3/16/2020
COVID-19 diagnosed cases have increased across the United States, MDI has zero cases. For the health and safety of our employees, MDI released a communication memo noting additional safety procedures and attendance policies. View here. Business is still continuing at all four facilities.


3/16/2020
To our valued employees, customers and community members. Rest assured, we are continuing operations at all four of our Minnesota facilities during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are following good business practices to keep our employees and customers safe, and to maintain smooth running operations. Consistent with everyone, we are monitoring the situation daily and will let you know of any changes that could affect our operations. Thank you for your business, and your support.