Happy Friday, QFamily Partners! 

According to last night’s report by the Ministry of Health, Panama’s numbers have risen to 330,075 with 5,572 deaths. Our infection rate is still going down, but with Carnivales (US Mardi Gras) on Tuesday, the administration wants everyone to remain cautious. Although the government has suspended all Carnavales celebrations, Tuesday is still a national holiday. ONQ employees will work on Tuesday, and with a nationwide curfew in place, we are glad that they will be safe!

Today is the first day of the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year, the Year of the Ox! The Chinese played a significant role in the history of Panana, from the railroad and Canal building to current partnerships in business and infrastructure. Our QFamily explains the meaning of Lunar New Year in this week’s video. Click here to view.

The newest class completed their first week today. We have 20 enthusiastic trainees, and we are already preparing for our next group to start on March 2.

With almost 95% of our company working from home, the executive team has decided to close our original office, which is the smaller of our two offices with only 25% capacity of our main building. Our maintenance team has been working diligently to close the doors on February 28. There have been so many memorable moments in our original building, and some of our employees have expressed it being an emotional event, but there are plenty more memories to be made in our Plaza Sicilia building! 

Again, and as always, we are hoping for you and your loved ones’ safety and well-being.