The McCrone Group’s Response to COVID-19

Update: Thursday, March 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify throughout the United States, the State of Illinois has issued a shelter-in-place order through April 7, 2020. In adherence with this order, we are taking active measures to protect the health and safety of our staff and those with whom we conduct business.

The McCrone Group (TMG) will temporarily cease normal business operations and ask all but essential personnel to work at home from Monday, March 23, 2020 through Tuesday, April 7, 2020. This reduction of people at our office will help to reduce the potential risk and spread of infection.

At this time, we anticipate resuming operations on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. This page will be updated to reflect changes to our schedule and operational status.

Additionally, we are restricting all visitors from our facility. If you are scheduled to visit TMG, please communicate with your McCrone contact to reschedule your visit to a future date beyond April 30, 2020.

The following information is the latest regarding our operational status.

McCrone Associates, Inc. – Analytical Laboratory

We have asked the majority of our staff to work from home in the best capacity possible. We understand this will impact our ability to conduct analyses of your samples, but we ask for your understanding during this unprecedented period.  Project leaders will be available via email, but otherwise will have limited communication capabilities.

We will not be accepting any new analytical projects between Monday, March 23, 2020 and Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Please do NOT send samples to our laboratory for analysis during this period of time.

Inquiries regarding onsite audits can be directed to the Contact Us form; please choose Quality Assurance in the drop-down menu.

McCrone Microscopes & Accessories, LLC – Instrument Sales

We have asked our sales representatives to work at home between March 23, 2020 and April 7, 2020.  We have also suspended all business travel for our sales representatives through April 30, 2020.

Please use the Contact Us form to initiate a conversation with a sales representative or contact your known sales representative directly for a status update on a current or previous order. We are available to discuss and help you with your new equipment and supply needs.

If you have a current order, we will work with you regarding fulfillment and delivery time delays due to our limited operational status between March 23, 2020 and April 7, 2020.

Hooke College of Applied Sciences, LLC – Microscopy Education

We have decided to postpone all courses until April 30, 2020.

We will continuously update our course schedule page as required to reflect any additional changes.

Please use the Contact Us form to submit any question or concerns about a future course and/or registration.

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