Coronavirus Remains an Ongoing Threat
Internal Employee News Publication
To: All Freeport-McMoRan Employees
Subject: Coronavirus Remains an Ongoing Threat
From: Richard C. Adkerson, Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Date: October 2, 2020
Yesterday, the U.S. reported more than 44,000 new cases of COVID-19, including President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Indonesia reported approximately 4,000 new cases, Peru nearly 3,500 and Chile close to 2,000. To date, there have been almost 35 million reported cases of COVID-19 and 1 million deaths globally.
This is a stark reminder that coronavirus remains a serious threat to each of us. We cannot let our guards down and must continue to follow our company's established mitigation protocols for the protection of each of us, our families, colleagues and our communities.
Eventually, medical science will prevail in addressing this virus, allowing us to return to a more normal way of life. Until then, we each have a personal obligation to remain diligent in taking precautionary measures to mitigate the transmission rate. This means wearing masks, frequent hand washing and maintaining social distance.
As a company, protecting employees, their families, and our communities remains our top priority . Our hope is all those suffering from COVID-19 recover and return to a healthy life, including President Trump and the First Lady.
We are all in this together. I personally thank you for your continued dedication, commitment and support.
I urge each of you to take care of yourself, your family and all those around you.