As part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, our priority at Marathon Petroleum is to protect our employees, contractors and the communities we serve while fulfilling our responsibility to provide the essential fuels and other products that keep the country running. We support local communities, especially those providing healthcare services, by matching essential supplies to what they need and can handle, at the right time. We have distributed personal protective equipment (PPE) to multiple locations across the country.
Marathon Petroleum has had a pandemic response plan in place for many years. Since January, as the COVID-19 outbreak has spread, we have reviewed and updated our plan, guided by global health experts including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, local health authorities, and state and federal governments.
In order to reduce the probability of spreading the virus from otherwise healthy people to those most at risk, Marathon Petroleum has reduced its facility staffing to only essential personnel and implemented remote working programs wherever feasible.
For those essential personnel continuing to maintain safe operations at our facilities, we have a number of protective measures in place. In addition to promoting proven personal hygiene practices to employees – frequent hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, social distancing – protective measures include: limited attendance and duration of meetings, restricted visitors at our facilities, targeted travel restrictions, self-quarantine guidelines, additional cleaning protocols, and we are actively encouraging employees to avoid large groups and unnecessary physical contact. Company policies have been updated to reflect the changing work environment and to accommodate the needs of our employees.
Toward ensuring the ongoing smooth functioning of our critical operations, we have implemented business-continuity plans to accommodate staffing needs in the event of illness-related absenteeism. We are also working with critical suppliers to ensure ongoing support in the event of illness-related disruptions and providing additional hand sanitizers at owned-and-operated retail stores.
We continue communicating frequently to all employees regarding the risks of COVID-19, and mitigation steps they should take to protect themselves and others. We have also established an internal website with a variety of resources for employees to access the most up-to-date and reliable information. We continue to monitor the latest developments regarding COVID-19 and adjust our response to the situation daily, as events warrant.
For further information, investors can contact Investor Relations at (419) 421-2071 or IR@marathonpetroleum.com. Those with questions about Marathon brand stations can contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-462-7284 (toll free). Media and other interested parties can contact Jamal Kheiry at JTKheiry@marathonpetroleum.com or 419-421-3312.