At Black Diamond it's all about mountain pursuits. We all share the same experiences on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push us to make the best gear possible for our worldwide family of outdoor enthusiasts. Yet today with COVID-19, our most important responsibility is the health and safety of our employees, partners and to the communities which we serve.
In response to the threat of the COVID-19 virus, all BD employees who can work at home are, and we are following guidance from the CDC on its recommended practice of social distancing, workplace cleaning and sanitation. Our retail stores have closed, but customers can still place orders directly via our website.
Furthermore, we ask our global family of climbers, skiers, snowboarders and mountain adventurers to extend this practice to their endeavors outside. Now is not the time to put any additional stress on hospitals, rescue systems, medical facilities and the infrastructure at many of the outdoor areas where we recreate. As we are all in this together, now is the time to exercise responsible recreation.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please take care, stay safe and be well.
President - Black Diamond Equipment