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Updates to Our COVID-19 Response

The situation is rapidly evolving. Please check back frequently. 
Come Back KC
Tension Corporation President and CEO Bill Berkley Supports Comeback KC
July 17, 2020
More than 100 Kansas City business, civic and nonprofit leaders have signed an open letter at Come Back KC, a site encouraging employees and customers to wear masks at work and in their business facilities. Tension Corporation President and CEO Bill Berkley signed the letter, supporting the belief that businesses play a critical role in stopping the spread of the virus. Click below to read the letter.

Study Finds Mail Helps Americans Feel Connected During the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 1, 2020

Findings from a recent survey conducted by the USPS Market Research & Insights department suggests the importance of sending and receiving mail during the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of respondents indicated that receiving cards and letters from family and friends lifts spirits during a time when stay-at-home orders are mandated across much of the country, and that receiving a card or letter in the mail makes them feel more connected during social distancing. To read the full study, click here.

USPS Continuity of Operations Update
April 23, 2020

In response to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the USPS has published a number of resources to assist customers with questions. Consult the following for:

Tension Update on Continuity of Operations
April 21, 2020

As Tension continues to closely monitor COVID-19, we have communicated the following procedures to our Associates in order to protect against the spread of the virus:
  • We have implemented social distancing in our offices and facilities.
  • Policies are in place so that Associates do not come to work if they are showing symptoms or have been exposed to the virus. 
  • Each Associate has their temperature taken before entering a Tension facility. 
  • Increased frequency and intensity of workplace cleanings throughout our locations.
Consult your Tension Sales representative if you have specific questions regarding our response to Coronavirus. 

USPS update
Media Statement on COVID-19 Continuity of Operations
April 2, 2020

The USPS released a statement on their COVID-19 Continuity of Operations, with included details on the steps they're taking to reduce health risks for USPS employees and customers and to safeguard our operational and business continuity. Click here to read it.

USPS update
A Letter from the Postmaster General to Customers: COVID-19 Continuity of Operations Update
March 25, 2020

The Postmaster general released a letter to the public about the USPS commitment to the public during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to read it.

USPS update
Tension, as a Business that Supports the USPS®, is Exempt from Current Stay-at Home Orders
Updated March 23, 2020

On March 22, the USPS® posted a letter explaining how the functioning of the postal system, and essential service and part of the nation's critical infrastructure, depends critically on the mailing and printing industries. As a longtime business in the mail industry, Tension locations continue to operate while taking every precaution to keep our Associates safe and healthy. We are working closely with our supply chain and logistics partners to provide an uninterrupted supply for our customers. Click the link below to read the letter from the USPS.

Tension locations continue to operate within the specifications of the executive orders.
Locations where Tension operates have orders in place asking residents stay home except for essential activities. Tension, as part of our nation's critical and essential infrastructure, remains operational.  

EMA Provides Resources to Manage COVID-19
Updated March 24, 2020

The EMA has provided a number of resources on their website to assist member organizations with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Included in these important updates is this article on workplace best practices. Click below to access the resources provided by the EMA.

Tension Corporation - An Update on Our Response to COVID-19
Updated March 18, 2020

The current Global Pandemic of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a serious concern for the health of our Associates. As the nation, as well as cities and states, implement different levels of States of Emergency, Tension is doing our part to protect our Associates as well.  New information comes in daily and Tension continues to adjust our recommendations appropriately.

We have put in place a COVID-19 Task Force to address the ongoing situation. With regular communication and multiple meetings each week, we are quickly addressing new issues that arise. Tension continues to take action to ensure that we remain an effective part of your supply chain.


Tension Closely Monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updated March 10, 2020
Tension remains dedicated to supporting the well-being of our Associates, Customers, Suppliers and extended communities. As new information becomes available, we will adjust our preparations and plans. Read more about our business continuity plans and precautionary measures.