In the coming weeks we will be heading back to work and a new normal will be realized.
Elite has been developing action plans to meet the challenges of reopening your offices and facilities as well as ongoing services to ensure the health and safety of all staff, visitors and guests.
The CDC has issued guidelines stating that the COVID-19 virus can sustain and persist on surfaces from a few hours up to 3-5 days on most surfaces. It has been recently reported that the COVID-19 Virus can remain contagious:
When stay at home orders have been lifted and everyone will be returning it is important to remind employees the risk of contracting COVID-19 is still very high.
It is important to educate employees on the proper way to safely return to work and working around others, including social distancing, wearing masks, and monitoring the wellness of staff and visitors.
Remind your staff that if they are exhibiting ANY signs of any flu-like symptoms, due to orders from the State of of New York and Mayor’s Office, they must remain home. This is for the health and safety of your clients, coworkers, guests and Elite’s staff.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
It had previously been reported that signs of COVID-19 were shortness of breath, cough and fever. Recently the following symptoms have been added:
Employees should not return to work until the recommended isolation period has been met including testing.
The area must be disinfected before allowing operations to resume or continue. If you have become aware of any employee or visitor that was in your office has tested positive for COVID-19, it should be disinfected immediately before allowing operations to resume or continue.
Elite shall supply qualified, trained staff to clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, desk surfaces, phones, keyboard, mouse, chairs including arm rests, handrails. In kitchens/pantries, sinks, refrigerator handles, coffee pots and other appliances. All surfaces of lavatories should be cleaned and disinfected.
Cleaning of all soft/porous services will be performed including removing all visible surface dirt on surfaces such as carpet/rugs, drapes, chairs, upholstery and fabric partitions.
Electrostatic spray provides an extra level of assurance and protection. Elite’s technicians have been specially trained in electrostatic disinfecting services. This technique has been proven to be the most effective process to disinfect, sanitize and help prevent the spread of infection.
Electrostatic spraying is a powerful tool to optimize the application of EPA approved disinfectants. The sprayer places an electrostatic charge to disinfectants as the fine mist leaves the spray nozzle, which causes the droplets to cling to virtually any surface.
This process provides a consistent and uniform coverage for which disinfectant adheres and coats all vertical, horizontal and three-dimensional surfaces while also eliminating the dangers of cross-contamination by using rags.
The process is demonstrated the same way lint is attracted to clothes or dust on a TV screen / computer monitor.
Review and implement new service plan to promote and increase the frequency of disinfecting services including: