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Note 15 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Note 15 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
9 Months Ended
Dec. 25, 2021
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Note 15.      COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus (“COVID-19”) and in March 2020 classified the outbreak as a pandemic. In March 2020, the President of the United States and the Governor of California declared a state of emergency, based on the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases including in California. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company has implemented a number of measures intended to ensure the safety of personnel and the continuity of operations. Following a mandated shut down in March 2020, the Company was designated as an essential business and has largely returned to normal operations though it continues to implement and follow the protective measures described above.


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to the global, national and local economy. The overall economic and other impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the areas in which the Company and its customers and suppliers operates is not known and cannot be predicted at this time. While the disruption is currently expected to be temporary, there is uncertainty about the duration and the total economic impact. If this situation is prolonged, the pandemic could cause additional delays and could have a short- or long-term adverse impact, possibly material, on the Company’s future financial condition, liquidity, and results of operations.


To mitigate these risks, the Company has purchased long-lead inventory ahead of order receipt according to a forecast of anticipated business for its EW business. Microsource generally buys inventory upon receipt of each contract but has experienced delays in delivery of specialty components and certain chips needed for its RADAR filter production. Microsource management is working to secure supply of these materials to minimize gaps in delivery to its customers.