To protect the health and well-being of our front-line team members serving hospitals and the healthcare community, we worked with a disciplined sense of urgency to update policies and procedures and implemented new protocols specifically to reduce COVID-19 exposure risk. Our strategic sourcing team worked diligently to provide our field operations employees with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). We staggered shift times and dedicated trucks to specific drivers to reduce potential exposure to and spreading of COVID-19. Finally, we implemented more rigorous cleaning protocols for our facilities.
As shelter-in-place orders took effect in 2020, we shifted more than 7,000 team members around the globe to work from home arrangements. This transition led to new development opportunities to support our managers and supervisors on techniques to maintain business productivity and connectivity. Additionally, we significantly increased the cadence of our regular company-wide communications with our team members to keep our organization united and focused on serving our customers.