The following is a statement released on Seaborn Networks regarding COVID-19:

At Seaborn, the health and safety of our employees, customers and business partners is our top priority. We wanted to take this opportunity to advise you of steps that we have taken in light of concerns with regard to COVID-19.

The good news is that, given the significant role Seaborn already plays in providing critical connectivity globally, much of the tech infrastructure to support any contingency planning is already in place. Redundancy and diversity together with other risk-mitigation plans for our essential POPs, Cable Landing Stations, Network Operations Center (NOC) and Back-up NOC locations are part of how we operate on a daily basis. This helps us to ensure a continuation of service without disruption.

We have instituted a policy of following the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization as well as a best practices approach with regard to COVID-19. This policy covers all Seaborn offices, NOCs and other work environments. We have also provided our offices with the necessary information, guidelines and hygiene supplies to reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19, with a particular focus on responsible hygiene practices throughout all locations in which Seaborn works.

The need to take action and plan ahead carefully for any tasks that still need to be performed on our premises remains a primary focus, as does our ability to plan for minimizing any risks arising from delays in supply chains.

We have suspended all non-essential work travel for our employees.

We are supportive of our employees, suppliers and customers seeking to conduct virtual meetings and using other remote capabilities when available to reduce the need for in-person communications, without disrupting the flow of work. We have also expanded our remote-conferencing capabilities to enable all employees to collaborate together online.

As an organization, Seaborn will continue to monitor developing news and reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies and we will react accordingly in a timely and efficient manner as the situation evolves.