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The McGee Group Plans for Return to Office on May 18

It announces new cleaning and safety protocols will continue to allow for instances of remote work.

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(PRESS RELEASE) MARIETTA, GA — The McGee Group, a family-owned, American eyewear company specializing in the manufacturing of eyewear, sunglasses, readers and cases, will begin a phased and safe process to bring its employees back to its corporate offices on May 18. The company shifted the majority of its employees to remote work in March and put in place stringent cleaning procedures to ensure customer safety.

As the office prepares to welcome more employees back, some will have the option to continue to work remotely as appropriate. Also, to keep the number of people in the office low at any given time, each of the company’s departments will put in place a schedule that rotates employees in and out of the building on shifts. For those who come into the office, protective gear, such as masks and gloves, will be provided.

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“I’m so proud of the resilience and passion of our team throughout the past few months, seeing their commitment to serving our customers and taking care of our communities” said Matt McGee, EVP of The McGee Group. “There’s no doubt the past few months has changed the way we live, work and play, but we view this change as an opportunity to explore and embrace ways to grow, innovate and lead our industry. We know much of these waters are unchartered, but we are eager to forge ahead in our journey with all of our partners.”

These changes include a new workplace environment, relying on a vigilant approach to monitoring and prevention to ensure the health of its employees and reassure its partners through a variety of measures, such as:

  • Each employee will have to answer a series of health screening questions and have their temperature checked daily upon arrival to the office;
  • All employees must wear a mask upon arrival to the building and when walking through hallways or any common areas;
  • Employees will remain in their offices for all work, relying on phone calls and videoconferences to conduct any collaboration with a colleague;
  • The break room will be closed for the foreseeable future, and employees will be asked to eat lunch at their desk or outside.

The McGee Group has appointed an internal committee that will monitor staff to ensure compliance with the new hygiene guidelines, and posters and flyers will be posted throughout the office to remind employees about handwashing, social distancing and other best practices.

Additionally, The McGee Group has implemented several new cleaning practices to ensure a safe, sanitary workplace. The company thoroughly disinfected its air ducts and carpets, and the office will undergo a deep cleaning three times a week.

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Outside the office, The McGee Group is working to provide its sales representatives with PPE gear, hand sanitizer and cleaning products for all their meetings, and they will adhere to the respective health and safety guidelines established by their customers. They also have been trained on how to properly sanitize sample eyewear frames.

“Throughout the past two months, we strived to find ways to ensure our connectivity would not be severed, despite the challenges of physical separation,” said Weston McGee, CIO at The McGee Group. “When it comes to our colleagues, our teams and our partners across the industry, we have long believed that we are ‘better together.’ As such, we have continued to invest in the relationships that we have built and nurtured for more than 40 years, knowing that this physical separation wouldn’t diminish the strong bonds and collaborative spirit that has defined us. We’ll come together again in a way that ensures all of us are safe, healthy and secure.”

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