Algood Food Company highlighted in USA Today for pandemic management with Redeapp

When Algood Food Company reached out to Redeapp in the summer of 2020, they knew they needed a better way to communicate with their employees in light of COVID-19 and pandemic management. Just a month after putting Redeapp’s platform in place, they adopted HealthePassport to help with daily health assessments and further manage their employees’ health during this season.  More than 90% of Algood’s employees are connected and using Redeapp on a daily basis to receive critical updates and complete daily assessments.

Recently, reporter Mike Feibus Interviewed Kelly Zeilman of Algood Food Company to discuss how they have been able to keep their operations running as smoothly a the peanut butter they produce. The resulting article was featured in USA Today recently – check out the highlights below:

USA Today article - "When Working from Home Wasn't an Option: How Employers Try to Make Working from Work Safer"

“Algood Foods Company is an essential employer. And if you’ve been working and parenting under the same roof for even some of the past seven months, then you’d no doubt agree.

See, Algood makes peanut butter and jelly. It produces the sandwich staples for grocery chains, which sell them in stores under their own brands. Essential, to be sure: When the pandemic hit, U.S. demand for peanut butter mushroomed 75%. And the Louisville, Kentucky, company’s factories were ready to roll.

But when it came to a recipe for keeping its 350 workers healthy, company executives had to start from scratch. Algood had no technology to leverage for its COVID-19 response. And because many line workers don’t bother with email, the company didn’t even have a reliable way to alert them to procedural changes, or for workers to report symptoms and test results.

Many companies were in the same boat.

Popular cloud-based work-from-home tools like Zoom, which helped keep professionals safe and productive at home, don’t extend well to the front line. So they‘ve turned to technologies designed to limit exposure to the virus, like virtual health checks and social distancing aids. High-touch communications, many finds, play an outsized role in their success.

Toward that end, Algood deployed a smartphone app called Redeapp to connect management and workers. This summer, the company added an electronic form that workers fill out each morning. Even if a worker feels healthy, the app might send them home or for tests if they’ve been in contact with someone with symptoms.”

Read the full article at USA Today.

Learn more about HealthePassport, and how it can help your team with COVID-19 Health Assessments.