Mar | 13

Addressing COVID-19

Dear Brooks Community,

We are in unprecedented times. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact communities around the world, our thoughts are with all individuals personally affected and the medical professionals dedicated to their care.

At Brooks, we are working daily to do our part to slow the spread of the virus, in accordance with guidance from government and health authorities. We support everyone who is doing the same, and we are grateful for their efforts.

To help flatten the curve of the virus, we’ve temporarily closed our retail stores. Our retail employees will still be fully compensated to minimize the impact of these closings on their lives.

Organization-wide, we have paused work-related travel and implemented remote work for all employees who are able to do so. We continue to monitor official advice to maintain safe practices for all of our employees.

It is difficult to see running events around the world cancelled. We stand behind race organizers who are making tough decisions to protect the health of the running community. It is also difficult to see retail partners suffering as they manage through their own impacts.

In the coming weeks, the human and economic toll of this global pandemic will be hard to grasp. Facing this challenge makes us even more committed to supporting health, community and each other.

We encourage all who can to get outside and put one foot in front of the other, as we know it will make your day better. Running is a source of positive energy, and we want to put as much of that energy into the world as possible when people are ready for it.

Jim Weber

Updated 03.17.20


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