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Our Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Our Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

March, 2020 — Houston, Texas

With the spread of Coronavirus around the globe, we’re facing an unprecedented confluence of events that impact our health, our daily lives, our industry, and the world around us. It’s in times like these that we must stay focused on our number one priority—the health and safety of our employees, contractors and our communities. Our company is built on this core value and that can never be compromised.

The challenges we’re facing today are not unique to Marathon Oil. The situation has created a lot of anxiety and questions across our country and around the world. At Marathon Oil, we’re taking action to put in place additional safeguards and considerations for our employees. These include a Pandemic Paid Leave of Absence Plan for employees who exhaust their normal sick leave or are unable to work due to the pandemic. We also took precautions at all our offices starting in mid-March to encourage our office-based employees to work from home and restrict travel.

We’re leveraging our well-tested emergency response protocols and structure, and have a multidisciplinary crisis management team in place managing and coordinating all our efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marathon Oil is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as state and local authorities, as containment updates are provided. We’re constantly monitoring the evolving situation and are focused on mitigating risks to health, safety and our business. Our company-wide business continuity plans have been fully engaged, to minimize the business impact of COVID-19 while operating in the safest possible way.

Whether you're in Houston, North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico … Kenedy, Texas … or in Malabo: I appreciate everything you're doing. Now is the time we need to focus on our individual health and our families. As much as possible, we need to continue innovating the solutions that will get us through this challenging time.
EVP Reginald Hedgebeth

In addition to focusing on keeping our workforce safe, our Health, Environment and Safety teams in Texas, Oklahoma and North Dakota have organized a donation of more than 12,900 N95 masks and 10,000 nitrile gloves from our warehouses to local healthcare organizations in both states. These organizations are on the frontlines serving our communities, recipients include: OU Medical Center, Norman Regional Health Foundation, Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, the North Dakota Department of Health, the St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center, and the Harris County Office of Emergency Management in Houston, TX.

Health and safety have always been a top priority at Marathon Oil, and that extends to the communities where we live and work. We commend the tireless efforts of these organizations, who are making a difference every day. We’re proud to do our small part to keep healthcare workers safe.
Niell Irvin, Corporate Security & Emergency Preparedness Manager

N95 masks on their way to local healthcare organizations in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Texas.