I’m checking in again regarding COVID-19.
As always, first a big thank you!!! to everyone on the team. These are crazy times, and we are humbled to have such an amazing staff.
A few points to go over regarding your risk and how to minimize it:
The COVID-19 virus is largely transmitted person to person by respiratory droplets. Fortunately, when most of us are working, no one else is in the building.
The CDC says risk of exposure to cleaning staff is inherently low when we follow PPE guidelines.
Please follow these guidelines to protect yourself:
- Wear gloves at all times during cleaning.
- Be aware of what personal surfaces you are touching. For example, never touch your phone while wearing your gloves.
- Remove your gloves, dispose of them in the trash and do not touch again.
- Be sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after removing gloves.
- Be sure to wash your hands before you get into your car.
Follow normal preventive actions while at work and home, including frequently washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Additional key times to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water include:
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. After using the restroom.
- Before eating or preparing food. After contact with animals or pets.
- Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance such as a child.
Wash your clothes after you finish your shift for an additional measure of protection.
Because of local ordinance guidelines, all working staff should have their mask with them at all times. The primary reason to wear a mask is to prevent person-to-person exposure by limiting particulates in the air. We have provided masks. Therefore, if you clean a building where there are people after hours, please make sure to wear your mask the entire shift. Please notify the office if you haven’t received one, or need another.
Lastly, rest assured we are requiring customers to tell us if there is a confirmed case in their facility. We won’t send you in until it’s been disinfected, or the building has been empty long enough for the virus to die on all surfaces.
Thanks again, and be safe!