Like you, we are concerned about the spread of COVID-19; both for its potential health implications, and the impact of fear on psychological, interpersonal and economic qualities of daily life. We don’t want to feed any panic about the current situation, but we are also aware that our actions affect others, and that everyone is in a different situation in regards to work, health and family. If we make proactive decisions together now, it will lessen the impact on our health care system and our friends and families in the long-term.
As leaders in the Vancouver cleaning industry, we are working to help contain and prevent the spread of this virus and ensure the health of our people and the people we serve. We would like to share with your how Cleantech Service Group is responding to COVID-19, to support your health and well-being, and our community.
We have, and are, taking steps to increase our cleaning frequencies, and focus our cleaning efforts in certain areas, sometimes at the expense of less critical areas. Areas of focus include the following;
Entrances and common area touch points
- Door push plates
- Light switches
- Elevator buttons
- Access card readers and key lock mechanisms
- Computers and peripherals (mouse, keyboard, etc.)
- TV & AV remotes
- Fridge & microwave handles
- Sink faucet and water cooler handles
- Tables, chairs, countertops
- Restroom faucets
- Soap & paper dispensers
- Toilet seats & handles
- Urinal handles
- Door handles
- Door push plates
- Hand dryers
Attached are reference materials outlining the most common disinfecting products currently in use on our sites. While demand for these products has risen, and continues to rise, we have taken steps to warehouse increased quantities and we pledge to keep them for the express use of our current clients. Further, in light of supply shortages from the likes of Gojo/Purell, we have begun ordering supplemental and specialized disinfecting products that will be on offer in the coming days and months. We are working with our suppliers asking they make any back orders a priority for our sites as a preferred client to help minimize the impact put on the supply chain by the increased demand.
Our management team has provided guidance to our team members as a quick reminder as to how we can all help limit the amount of illness we encounter.
- Personnel should avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you are feeling sick, consult a doctor immediately and stay home. Monitor your temperature.
- Personnel staying with anyone who has travel led to a high-risk country should consider quarantining themselves.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid sharing food too.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
As news of the coronavirus continues to dominate the media and our thoughts, we encourage you to stay informed in order to know how to keep yourself safe. While the number of reported cases is rising, this is in part due to better testing; BC is a low-risk area at this time. However, we are concerned by the spread of misinformation and panic. There is much information, and mis-information available on the internet. Here is a link to a Canadian website where you can get more information – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html