The Coronavirus pandemic has been raging across New York, California, Washington State, and New Jersey from mid-March onwards. It led to an acute shortage of personal protection equipment, and Los Angeles Apparel led by CEO Dov Charney stepped in. It was deemed as an essential business by the federal government. However, in late June, the LA Dept of Public Health ordered the manufacturing facility to close down as more than 350 employees tested positive for the deadly virus.
However, Mr. Charney had been working closely with the health department to ensure that the facility reopened as soon as possible. The closure of the facility has been a big blow to the government and the society as well. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have managed to produce around 10 million masks. Out of these, 7 to 8 million have been sent to the government agencies.
The good news is that Los Angeles Apparel has been allowed to reopen its facilities after complying with all the mandates laid down by the department. The employees have been trained to maintain social distancing among the employees and wear face masks. The company has also introduced compulsory health screenings for all and has fully intensified the cleaning regimen. The county inspectors have also decided to make surprise visits from time to time to ensure that the Los Angeles Apparel is complying with all regulations.
Mr. Charney himself is making sure that all safety protocols are being followed. Apart from masks, the employees had been told to wear maximum face coverings. All machines had been kept at a distance of 6ft from one another. They are disinfected regularly so that the employees feel safe at all times.