At Astellas, the health and well-being of our employees, patients and communities is of high importance. In an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19, we have requested that our field-based employees, including sales representatives, medical science liaisons (MSLs), and access & reimbursement personnel suspend all in-person activities with healthcare professionals and other external stakeholders.
We have also encouraged employees within our facilities and affiliates to work from home; and have restricted international and domestic travel and suspended participation in large external events until 1 May 2020.
These actions are temporary, preventative steps to protect healthcare providers, patients, and our employees and communities against exposure to COVID-19. We continue to monitor and assess the COVID-19 situation and will update our guidance as necessary.
NON_2020_0028_APE. March 2020