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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM) has been declared a “critical infrastructure industry” by both the State of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Accordingly, consistent with a Memorandum from the Department of Homeland Security, dated March 19, 2020, BISM will remain open for business and fulfill our “special responsibility to maintain a normal work schedule.” A copy of the Memorandum and letter from the Under Secretary of Defense, dated March 20, 2020, is available through the following link: Click Here
BISM and its Associates are proud to assist in these challenging times and to manufacture and distribute critical disinfectants, soaps, gloves, masks, sanitizers, toilet paper, paper towels and bottled water for State of Maryland customers, as well as uniforms and other textile goods for all branches of the U.S. military. We continue to work diligently to maintain a safe workplace for all of our Associates and take all appropriate measures to reduce the threat of the COVID-19 virus in our facilities.
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM) is closely monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. We are committed to maintaining a safe work environment for our Associates, while continuing to manufacture and produce high quality products and supplies for our State of Maryland, federal government, and commercial customers.
BISM has taken the following steps to increase our ability to resist the spread of COVID-19 and potential for introducing the virus into our facilities:
We will continue to update this page as we receive new and/or revised information.
During this difficult time, BISM associates are pitching in to help each other! We delivered toilet paper and BISM NOW bottled water to our Raleigh location and made it available for our Raleigh associates, who produce uniforms for all branches of the US military. Both items are reported to be in short supply in the Raleigh metro area.
The AbilityOne Base Supply Center (BSC) program is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! BISM owns and manages seven BSCs and they are an integral part of our organization. Learn more about BISM’s AbilityOne BSCs here,