Yesterday, March 22, 2020, Amy Acton, MD, MPH, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) issued a Director’s Stay at Home Order.   The Stay at Home Order requires that all individuals currently living within the State of Ohio are ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence except as allowed in the Stay at Home Order. It goes into effect at 11:59 pm on Monday, March 23, 2020.

The Stay at Home Order further provides that persons may leave their homes or place of residence only for Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, or to participate in Essential Businesses and Operations or Minimum Basic Operations, all as defined in the Stay at Home Order.

SSP clearly meets the definition of Essential Businesses and Operations. This designation provides for our facility to remain open and to conduct business in the state of Ohio while the current Stay at Home Order is in place.

The safety of SSP employees and their families is still our highest priority.  SSP had already implemented the proactive measures cited in the Order of designating six-foot social distancing, washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds, having hand sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available, regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces, not shaking hands and covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands).  We will continue to monitor updates from public health officials, and continuously make improvements as we work together to stop the spread of this virus.

We take pride in being able to support you and our nation as we all strive to provide the products and services necessary to see us through this current situation.  Our goal is to achieve as little disruption as possible and keep you, our valued customers, up and running.

To download a copy of this letter along with highlights from the Director’s Stay At Home Order, click here.


David King
President, CEO, and Owner SSP

COVID-19 – Request for Passage Letter for SSP Employees

Please click here for a downloadable letter which should assist you in your travels to and from work for the foreseeable future, during the Ohio Stay-at-Home Order.  Stay Safe and Healthy Everyone!

COVID-19 – Update from SSP 3.17.2020

We have been closely monitoring ongoing developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are actively taking steps to ensure the safety of SSP employees, their families, and our local community.  We have increased cleaning, cancelled travel, cancelled meetings, and restricted access to our facility. Despite this situation, we also understand the importance of meeting delivery commitments to our customers.

In an effort to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19, SSP’s facility is operating with limited onsite personnel.  All other SSP employees will work remotely to ensure our business continues to operate smoothly with minimal impact to our customers.  This policy is in effect indefinitely as we monitor updates from the CDC and adhere to their recommendations.

At this time, you should not expect to see any negative repercussions on orders you currently have in-house at SSP or orders you are planning to send in the coming weeks.  We have proactively contacted our critical supply partners to confirm that there should be no changes in our ability to provide the highest quality product quickly and efficiently.  SSP employees are prepared to be responsive to emails and phone calls as usual thanks to our information technology resources.

We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with you if there are updates or events that may impact our services.  Please click here for important information about COVID-19 and what you can do to help.  You may also contact us here if you have specific questions.

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this serious disease.


David King
President, CEO, and Owner of SSP