Our Business Response to the COVID-19 Virus

FPP Response CoronavirusA Letter from our President

Future Packaging & Preservation has been in business since the 1980’s, and during that time we have not seen the situation that our country and people around the world are facing now with the Corona Virus or COVID-19.

We are an online family business, and our workers are our administration, too. As President I not only take care of the website and ordering, I also assemble our preservation kits. I am the one to prepare any estimates or invoices for you, and I also prepare shipping materials and update the status to customers on a regular basis. Currently, I also prepare your plaque proofs and specifications. As VP, my husband Dan is not only our quality inspector for all time capsules and oxygen absorbers, he also packs your items for shipping and takes the packages to FedEx or USPS for processing.

We have always been careful to prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses such as cold and flu in the past. Since learning of the COVID-19, we have been even more careful with surfaces and handling procedures. As of this writing we have not been in contact with anyone – to our knowledge – who has been infected with the virus. Of course with the incubation period as it is, and expected spread of the disease, this may not always be the case. So we continue with the recommended CDC and other governmental recommendations.

Response to Virus
In California, our requirements may differ from your state. We are urged to “stay home except for essential needs.” That means that everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance.

As a business owner with no employees except my husband and me, I ask myself first, what is the risk for going to our place of business when there are essentially the same conditions that we have at home?

On April 10, 2020, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health published an updated Health Order regarding Essential Business compliance measures that need to be implemented on April 15, 2020.

In #13 of this order, Essential Businesses are defined. Under that order, essential businesses are defined, and for the following categories, we do qualify:
m) Businesses that supply office or computer products needed by people who work from home (archival supplies such as permanent paper and kits); and
q) Businesses that manufacture parts and provide necessary service for Essential Infrastructure (gloves and masks)
x) Construction, which includes the operation, inspection, and maintenance of construction sites and construction projects for construction of commercial, office and institutional buildings, residential and housing construction (time capsules and plaques)

Of course, we no longer offer "Will Call" and in person sales, as our store is temporarily closed to the public. Online fulfillment orders may be delayed and dates not guaranteed as they were before by common delivery carriers. But we do suggest that you continue to order online. The orders will be fulfilled from our home if necessary!
FPP response to COVID19

Take this time to do your planning. Enjoy our site and blog as much as possible, and as of now you can continue to order our items online.

I monitor the situation daily, and hope that you do too. Feel free to contact us via the Customer Relations portion of our website at any time: https://www.futurepkg.com/crm.asp?action=contactus for the most prompt reply.

As many of you know, our business is event driven. Schools and companies frequently place time capsules and memorial plaques in the spring. Please use this time for planning, since this situation will end eventually, and when it does, you can be sure that any such event will be welcomed by your community.

Our Plaque Foundry in the Midwest is still in operation, so you might consider ordering a plaque at this time. Be sure that the shipping address that you provide in your order is correct.

Warmest regards,

Janet Reinhold, President
Updated 15 April 2020
Covina, Los Angeles County, California, USA