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Dude Solutions Clients Make an Impact in Response to COVID-19

  • Wednesday, May 13
  • 3 minutes

We are in awe of our clients’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis swiftly changed the world as we know it, and these organizations leapt into action to support their communities. In honor of World FM Day on May 13, we rounded up stories from our clients on the front lines of the pandemic. We are proud to be The Dude by their side. 

Jake’s Finer Foods, alongside sister company Gourmet Ranch, facilitated a pop-up meat market for their community in response to the nationwide meat shortage. With a number of safety measures in place for a contactless experience, the market gave consumers an opportunity to safely shop and stock up on meat. Even better? Their buy one, give one program generated a 3,000-lb donation to the local food bank for families in need.  

An HNI Corp. facility in Muscatine, Iowa leveraged existing equipment and employees to produce gowns with disposable and washable materials, along with cloth masks to cover N95 masks.  

The City of Mount Vernon, WA, didn’t skip a beat when it came to construction projects. Thanks to SmartGovTM, our cloud-based software for permitting, and virtual processes for pre-application meetings, projects continued during a time where all other building operations were forced to a halt. Interested in learning more? Check out this episode of the Operate Intelligently Podcast with Chris Phillips.  

The other COVID-19 “front lines”: hospital housekeeping at Novant Health. These unsung heroes are critical in preventing infections across their network of hospitals.  

Some of the large venues managed by ASM Global were designated overflow or shelter sites in the event local hospitals were overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases. Fortunately, some of these sites weren’t needed as stay-in-place and social distancing mandates proved effective in flattening the curve. Many will remain functional in the event we see a surge of the virus this fall:

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden sees thousands of visitors per day – until COVID-19. The zoo quickly shifted gears to keep staff working, sometimes in ways they never imagined, and ensuring their safety along the way. Hear more about their day-to-day during the COVID-19 pandemic on the Operate Intelligently Podcast.  

As closures became the norm for our school systems, so did a range of unexpected challenges. Ken Wertz, Executive Director of MFAA (Massachusetts Facilities Administration Association), and Dr. John Marcus, Super Intendent of Stoughton Public Schools, talked about cleaning, communication best practices, meals for students and other protocols around the pandemic on the Operate Intelligently Podcast.  

Thank you to the facility managers keeping our spaces clean, safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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