We’re committed to keeping employees informed about our approach to navigating the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We remain focused on our number priority of ensuring the safety and health of our employees, while at the same time continuing to serve our customers and doing our part to support our communities and help stop the spread.

What Matters Most

Tips to help employees, their families and their communities stay safe.

Stay Informed

  • Join Stanley Black & Decker’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mitchell McClure, as he hosts a webinar series to answer your questions about COVID-19 and the vaccines. Webinars are open to all family members.
  • Get up-to-date information about local COVID-19 activity from public health officials like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Create a list of local organizations you can contact for access to information, healthcare services and support
  • Make an emergency contact list including family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, teachers, employers and other community resources

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How to Protect

  • Wear a mask in public setting where it is difficult to maintain social distancing
  • Make a list to avoid multiple trips
  • Shop alone to reduce the risk to other family members
  • Take hand sanitizer and wipes with you
  • Try to main social distancing at all times and follow the posted store guidelines
  • Use contactless methods to pay and sanitize hands afterward
  • Once home, sanitize products before putting them away
  • Wash hands thoroughly with hot water and soap once finished

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How to Prevent

  • Wear a mask in public settings where it is difficult to maintain social distancing
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Take your and your loved one’s temperature at home before heading to work or school
  • Make a plan to prepare your family if your child’s school or childcare facility is temporarily dismissed

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What to Watch

  • Fever
  • Dry Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

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How to Care

For a sick person:

  • Continue to practice everyday preventative actions
  • Keep the ill person in a separate room from others in the household
  • Monitor your own health

For the high-risk and the elderly:

  • Ensure they stay home or away from crowds
  • Maintain a few weeks’ worths of medication & supplies
  • Attend all doctors’ appointments with necessary protective equipment

For children:

  • Notify your child’s school if your child becomes sick with COVID-19
  • Track school dismissals in your community
  • Discourage children and teens from gathering in public places

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How to Plan

  • Only make essential journeys
  • If traveling locally, try to avoid public or mass transportation
  • Consider using private vehicles, or if feasible, walk or cycle
  • If traveling by car, plan your journey – make minimal stops and avoid overnight stays where possible
  • Carry masks for you and your family at all times
  • Carry a supply of disposable gloves in your vehicle and use them when pumping gas
  • Always clean your hands thoroughly after pumping gas and after any contact with cashiers
Help for Employees and Their Families

Help for Employees and Their Families

We’re committed to helping employees stay safe at work but also want to help them stay safe when away from the workplace. Here are a few ways employees can lean on us for assistance.

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Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about geographic vaccine information.

What You Need to Know
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Request Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Personal Use

Employees may request PPE for personal use and for their families by contacting their manager or HR representative.

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Designed to Help Those Facing Financial Hardship

Employees can apply for The Helping Our Makers in Emergencies (HOME) Fund

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Activities for Individuals and Families

We understand the challenges that may be presented when asked to stay at home. That’s why we pulled together activities you can take part in.

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Help Yourself. Help Others.

The COVID-19 crisis not only affects our physical health but can also have a dramatic impact on our mental health. Employees in the U.S. and their household members can access Cignas Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 800-243-3280, 24/7/365. Access confidential counseling and support services to assist with mental health, substance abuse, stress, work-related issue, relationships, financial coaching and more. Receive up to five free EAP visits per member, per issue, per year at participating Cigna EAP providers. Employees outside of the U.S. can contact their manager or Human Resources representative for additional information and resources.

Here Are a Few Helpful Tips You Can Start Using Today.

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Remember it is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis.

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Maintain a healthy lifestyle as best as you can, including diet, sleep and exercise.

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Keep connected to people by phone, email and social media.

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Be kind to others and to yourself.

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Use skills you already have and have used in the past, to deal with stress.

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Limit worry by watching or listening to media coverage less.

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Don't smoke, drink or use drugs to deal with your emotions.

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Get the facts to help you determine your risk and protect yourself.

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Structure your day with things you can realistically achieve.

Stay connected to global resources

We also encourage employees to stay connected to these important health resources to get the latest on COVID-19 information, including risks, symptoms, vaccine information and more.

Safety First, Safety Always: Measures We Are Taking

Requiring the use of face masks at all our facilities while employees are out serving customers and/or working on jobsites. We also provide employees with personal protective equipment (face masks and hand sanitizers) for the protection of themselves and their families while in public in their local communities.

Implementing daily temperature screening of employees and visitors at all facilities, including manufacturing plants, distribution centers and monitoring centers.

Ensuring social distancing within facilities, and in appropriate cases, building physical barriers between workstations. Spacing out shifts and break times, and making other changes to typical work environments and processes to limit person-to-person interaction and other potential exposures.

Restricting all non-essential travel both internationally and within countries.

Enhancing all cleaning and sanitation processes, as well as making hand sanitizer, handwashing and other hygiene practices standard and required across our facilities.

Enabling virtual work for all employees who are able to work remotely.