Vibram has decided to temporarily suspend production at its factory in Albizzate near Milan, Italy, for at least one week to allow all employees to stay safely at home. The Vibram stores in Milan, Boston and Montebelluna (Northern Italy) are also closed. In Asia, production and the headquarters in Guangzhou (Vibram Tech Center) are back in regular operation. Vibram hopes that the improvement of the situation in Asia is a positive sign that Italy and the other affected areas of the world will also soon be safe again. Vibram continues to monitor the situation very closely. The production in the U.S. (North Brookfield, MA) is carefully monitored according to the guidelines of the federal and state authorities.