Businesses across the country today are met with an unprecedented challenge.
Disinfecting areas vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus is essential to maintaining the health and safety of your staff and customers, and for preventing the spread in your local area during a unique national crisis.
How Does COVID-19 Affect Industrial Settings?
The novel coronavirus, named COVID-19, is believed to be a very contagious virus. This means it is easily spread.
According to the CDC, the main way the virus spreads is through person-to-person contact. This means immediately you should put into action these four steps for your staff and customers:
- Do not pass objects between each other.
- Remain 6 feet apart at all times.
- Cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing with the inside of your elbow.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly throughout the day.
On your industrial site, be aware of the surfaces your staff and customers interact through. As of March 28th, the World Economic Forum shared the following list for an estimated lifespan of how long the virus lasts per surface:
- 3 hours per airborne droplets.
- 72 hours on hard, shiny surfaces, including steel, glass, and plastic.
- 24 hours on porous surfaces, including fabrics, cardboard, and paper.
Consider limiting the amount of cash you and your employees handle. This is a vulnerability for businesses that operate with cash, which is made of paper.
What Symptoms Should We Look For?
If you believe a member of your staff or a customer you interact with in person could be infected, it is essential to maintain social distance. If they have tested positive for the virus, they are to immediately contact their doctor and begin quarantine.
However, the greatest challenge to reducing the number of infected people is that many are asymptomatic. This is why it is essential to maintain social distancing, even when an individual does not show symptoms.
Be aware of the following symptoms of the virus:
- Difficulty breathing
- Persistent pain or chest pressure
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
What Can I Do to Prevent the Virus in My Facility?
Start by following the CDC’s interim COVID-19 Guidelines for Businesses.
For help disinfecting your industrial site, Kelly Industrial Services is here to provide you with a complete COVID-19 Disinfecting Service. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you believe your industrial site is vulnerable.
Reach us at 888-422-2623 or firstname.lastname@example.org