I want to share an update on what Berlin Food & Lab Equipment is doing to keep our customers and
our people safe while maintaining as an essential operation & maintaining San Mateo County Covid-19 guidelines.
Berlin Food & Lab Equipment is following the guidance of global health experts at the World Health
Organization (WHO), U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & Local San Mateo County Public
Health & Safety Code 12095 on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are reminding our
employees about frequent hand washing, wearing masks, gloves, sanitizing, and we are regularly cleaning and disinfecting our facilities, and equipment. Importantly, we are asking that our employees stay home from work if they feel sick or have been in contact with anyone that is or has been sick.
Many people are asking the same question: Is it safe to receive and handle a stainless equipment
shipments? The WHO and CDC have stated that the likelihood of catching the COVID-19 virus by
touching cardboard or other equipment during shipping is low. We will be maintaining a thorough
cleaning and wipe down before shipments leave the facility, and implore our customers to also
thoroughly wipe down using standard cleaning protocol before equipment is accepted into their
facilities. Currently We will not be shipping equipment or receiving equipment unless we are given essential operation notification authorization, and we have written authorization from the city/county to do so.
When will Berlin Re-Open? We are currently an essential operation authorization by 3/23/20. we will send out a notifications during changes to any status. Currently operations such as residential & commercial have been reopened under strict safety protocol. We are currently serving the Biotech, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industries with elevated safety criteria set in place.
Berlin has long been a trusted partner in the biotech, pharmaceutical & Life Science communities
Not only in the Greater Bay Area but nationwide & around the world. As with other humanitarian
crisis events, we are helping with relief related to COVID-19 and will continue to seek opportunities
to assist our communities in need.
We thank all of our valued Clients & Partners for your patients while we navigate through this
difficult time, and appreciate your continued trust in Berlin Food & lab Equipment Company.
Essential Business operations for Berlin Food & Lab Equipment Include the following:
1. Providing critical emergency supplies, sanitizing stations, sanitizing products & product equipment for first responders and subsequent facilities.
2. Rapid Services, Equipment Repair, Equipment Fabrication, for Healthcare, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical, Veterinarian, & first responder areas.
3. Food Service & Food Service distribution service industries, Food manufacturing & Food preparation facilities.
What County-Specific Restrictions Are Still in Effect?
Face Coverings: With specified exceptions (including but not limited to certain individuals, specified activities or locations and Social Bubbles), individuals must continue to wear Face Coverings as described in the Order. In general, even when not required by this Order, individuals (except for children aged two years or less) are strongly encouraged to wear Face Coverings when in public.
Social Distancing Requirements: With specified exceptions (including, but not limited to, Social Bubbles), all individuals must adhere to Social Distancing requirements as set forth in the Order.
Social Distancing Protocols for Businesses: All businesses permitted to continue operations are required to post a Social Distancing Protocol for each of their facilities in the County frequented by personnel or members of the public, as specified in the Order.
Health and Safety Plans for Businesses: The Order requires all businesses to develop, implement and share detailed written Health & Safety Plans that demonstrate how they will comply with the detailed State guidance for that business.
Other Orders: Individuals and businesses must comply with all other Orders by the Health Officer (for example, quarantine, isolation, laboratory and congregate care). These Orders can be found here:
State Industry-Specific Guidance (Earlier sectors)
State Industry-Specific Guidance (Later sectors)