Editorial: Snapshot from the pandemic: TAPPI Journal Editorial Board shares their experiences, TAPPI Journal April 2020

This is the longest stretch of time I have been home since I left mill operations work in 2002. I have been working on Teams meetings and phone calls for 4 to 6 hours every day—often back to back to back.

From the mill side, we are checking temperatures of folks in the parking lots prior to letting them in the mills. At one particular mill alone, we have made and distributed over 600 masks. We also have strict guidelines around paperwork for reporting back to work after being off for any medical issue. Deep cleaning specialists have been hired and are routinely cleaning group areas onsite. There is also limited access to control rooms and congregation places. These are a few examples of many efforts. 

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Author: Monica Shaw
Editorial: Snapshot from the pandemic: TAPPI Journal Editori
ABSTRACT: In this most serious time of the global COVID-19 pandemic, I and TAPPI staff have been fortunate to work remotely and practice social distancing. The same goes for our Editorial Board. Still, the business of papermaking has continued, and those on our Board who support the industry through their work and research have had to make adjustments. Here, members of the Editorial Board share their experiences of working during the pandemic. As we all anticipate returning to a new normal that once again allows face-to-face interaction, we hope our TAPPI Journal readers stay safe and healthy as we all personally and professionally navigate this challenging time.

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