On March 16, 2020, Santa Clara County (Dept. of Public Health) issued a “shelter in place” Order to all residents, effective the following day, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Similar Orders issued in the 6 Bay Area counties on the same date. The Order generally requires that all local residents stay in their homes, and that local businesses curtail all business operations. However, the Order provides clear exceptions for business deemed “essential,” such as Ma Labs, that perform work necessary to the operations of essential IT infrastructure, or that supply products needed for people to work from home or by other essential businesses to operate. At present the Order remains in force through April 7, 2020, though it very well may be extended at that time.
Ma Labs was founded in 1983 as a full-service IT distributor. The Company is a long-time member of the Bay Area (Silicon Valley) business community. We at Ma Labs put the health and safety of our employees, valued customers and manufacturer partners first and foremost. Ma Labs has fully complied with the requirements of the Order.
Ma Labs has arranged for its account representatives and office employees to work from home pending further directives from our federal, state, and local officials. We are leveraging the technology we provide to our customers to ensure minimal disruption in our day-to-day communications and availability. Our business will be conducted as usual with a minimum onsite staff to help with processing and shipping of orders at our respective headquarters and warehouses throughout the US. Best practice and strict hygiene protocols are in place in all phases of our operations, and social distancing has been fully implemented and is required of all employees at all times.
We ask for everyone’s patience and understanding during these difficult and challenging times.
Right now, our vital role as a PC and consumer electronics distributor is rapidly shifting and we are striving to provide you, our customers, with the full line of PC and peripheral selection which is essential for work from home or study from home. Our goal is to do the best to help our customers who are looking for vital technology tools to stay connected.
Microsoft Adds 12M Users For Teams In One Week Solution providers say customers are rapidly moving to the Teams collaboration app in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the increase in work-from-home deployments. Coronavirus Strains IT Supply Chain: ‘We’re Down To Buying Computers From Costco‘ ‘You can’t get a notebook or a desktop right now. You can’t get a webcam. It’s insane,’ says Benjamin Niernberg, executive vice president at MNJ Technologies, an Buffalo Grove, Ill.,-based MSP.
These are a couple of examples of some headlines in the past few days. We at Ma Labs are a critical part of the supply chain that facilitates and coordinate between manufacturers and dealers in order to get the necessary products in the hands of the people who desperately need it for remote work. Products like laptops, for corporations, business and individuals, Chromebooks and other Chrome products to help universities, students and faculties to connect and work from home. We are an essential part of this eco-system that will help our country complied with the social distancing required by the government.
Together, let us stand strong and hopeful that this event will be behind us all soon!
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