Across our global operations Sysco is closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and we have taken strong action to protect the safety of our associates and customers, to ensure business continuity and continue to service our customers.
Sysco's COVID-19 Response
Sysco has closely monitored developments of the COVID-19 pandemic as the situation has evolved. Leading this effort has been our senior management team supported by our Crisis Management Team (CMT), which consists of a cross functional group of leaders, including risk, health and business continuity experts.
Throughout this year, we have continuously evolved our approach to create new processes and guidelines to keep associates and customers safe, with careful consideration to remain aligned with guidance from relevant health authorities, such as the WHO and the CDC. We have:
Frequently Asked Questions
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that was first detected in Wuhan, China. It is spread from person-to-person and symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms can appear as little as two days, or as long as 14 days, after exposure.
How does COVID-19 spread?
COVID-19 spreads primarily through contact with an infected person through respiratory droplets generated when a person, for example, coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.
Is it safe to handle cases of food or receive a package from any area where Coronavirus has been reported?
According to the CDC and WHO, COVID-19 is spread from person-to-person. Like other viruses, it is possible that the virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on surfaces or objects. Therefore, following good hygiene practices are critical.
Can I contract COVID-19 from food?
According to CDC and WHO, COVID-19 is spread from person-to-person and there is currently no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.
Who should I reach out to if I have additional questions?
Please reach out to your Sysco representative if you have any questions or concerns about this matter or the actions we’re taking to protect our associates, customers and our business.
What can I do to stop the spread of COVID-19?
Actions you can take to prevent getting or spreading COVID-19 are simple, but very effective: