Note 13 - COVID-19
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Effect of Covid-19 Pandemic [Text Block]||
March 11, 2020,the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-
19as a pandemic, which has spread globally and throughout the United States. With the exception of in-person visits to our customer facilities by our sales staff, the Company has continued to operate despite stay-at-home orders and other government mandated shutdowns across the United States and Canada under exceptions allowed by those orders for the healthcare industry.
We have taken a number of precautionary and preemptive steps to protect the safety and well-being of our employees while ensuring continuity of service to our clients, including, transitioning our employees to a remote work environment, suspending employee travel, canceling participation in industry events and in-person group meetings, promoting social distancing and enhanced cleaning and sanitization efforts across office locations, and implementing protocols to quarantine employees who
mayhave been exposed to COVID-
19,or show relevant symptoms. We also continued to undertake preparedness plans at our facilities to maintain continuity of operations, which provide for flexible work arrangements without any significant disruptions to our business or control processes. Our management team is continuing to actively monitor the situation and is in constant communication with our workforce as well as with our customers and vendors. Other specific actions we have taken include purchasing additional inventory of supplies and pumps, as well as purchasing personal protective equipment for our employees. While the Company's business is considered critical, we are unable to predict the impact that COVID-
19will have on future periods due to numerous uncertainties. While COVID-
notunfavorably affected our operations to date, the extent of the impact in the future, if any, will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain, cannot be predicted and could have a material adverse impact on our financial position, operating results and cash flows. A prolonged outbreak could, among other things, strain our business continuity plans, create delays in our growth and strategic initiatives, reduce our sales and marketing activities, limit our access to financing on favorable terms, increase our exposure to potential impairment charges related to long-lived and intangible assets, hinder our ability to support our clients and operate our business effectively, heighten the risk of disruption to our information and reporting systems and internal controls, including those over financial reporting and other risk management systems, or require us to incur substantial costs. We are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-
19on all aspects of our business and
maytake further actions as
maybe required by federal, state or local authorities, or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees, customers and partners. As the conditions surrounding COVID-
19continue to evolve rapidly, we will continue to actively manage our response in collaboration with customers, government officials and stakeholders, and assess any potential impacts to our financial position and operating results, as well as adverse developments in our business.