Facing the #WearitSC Challenge

The Laurens County Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce are promoting a #WearitSC challenge here in Laurens County, in association with a state chamber campaign.

Among industry participation here in Laurens County, the Interplast BOPP films plant in Gray Court has 123 employees joining in the #WearitSC challenge. The company has cleaning stations with ample disinfectant and cleaning products as well as daily temperature screenings, and socially distant seating in break rooms. Senior Director of Operations Greg Gillis said masks are non-negotiable at the facility. The collective safety of his colleagues and their families continues to be a priority. He said, “We are heeding the advice of national and state medical experts who have advised that due to the fact that COVID-19 can be spread asymptomatically, the best way to limit the spread is through social distancing and the proper wearing of facial coverings. The message to employees is, you are wearing the mask to protect others as much as yourself, because no one knows who may be positive for the virus.”

Plant Manager Scott Coffey said that staff has been wearing masks since March, due to Inteplast’s company-wide guidelines for pandemic safety standards. He said, “Wearing masks and social distancing are our best defenses in defeating this virus and assuring everyone’s well-being. We wear the mask because we care for each other and each other’s families.”