Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decontamination and Disposal Services
COVID-19 is a new coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China, and believed to have originated in a large outdoor market. The infectious disease attacks the respiratory system and can cause coughing, shortness of breath and fever. Some people with COVID-19 may also experience gastrointestinal and neurological systems. Experts believe COVID-19 can spread from person to person when in close proximity to each other. When an infected person sneezes or coughs, droplets can land in the mouths and noses of people who are close by. The virus can also spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects. If a person touches a surface or object that has the object and touches his or her face, he or she can contract the virus
What happens when someone gets sick at work?
Working with professional Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decontamination and Disposal Services at this time can help your business move forward, like a professional from a licensed company such as Nielsen Environmental can advise.
Home Isolation: Communicate to sick staff members that they should not return to work until they have met the criteria to discontinue home isolation.
Staff separation: Immediately separate staff and customers with COVID-19 symptoms (for example, fever, cough, shortness of breath) at the office. People who are sick should go home or to a healthcare facility, depending on how severe their symptoms are.
Contact tracing and isolation: People who have had close contact with a person who has Covid symptoms should be separated, sent home, and advised to quarantine as they follow guidelines given. People who have been exposed to someone with known or suspected COVID-19 should also quarantine.
Transportation: Establish procedures for safely transporting anyone sick or identified as a close contact to their home or hotel room or to a healthcare facility. If you are calling an ambulance or bringing someone to the hospital, call first to alert them that the person may have COVID-19. Other transportation should be by private vehicle. Public transportation should not be used.
Clean and Disinfect: Close off areas used by a sick person and do not use these areas until after cleaning and disinfecting them (for outdoor areas, this includes surfaces or shared objects in the area, if applicable).
It is advisable to wait at least 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible. Ensure safe and correct use and storage of cleaning and disinfection products, including storing them securely away from children.
It’s important to decontaminate your area, and especially if your property is in a location that has higher rates of COVID-19. If your community has lower vaccination rates, decontamination can make the difference between controlling and spreading an outbreak. If employees in your workplace don’t typically follow guidelines, or if there are employees present who are at higher risk from the coronavirus, don’t hesitate to incorporate regular disinfection and decontamination into your usual routine.
Contact a professional Coronavirus Decontamination and Disposal Services licensed company for professional cleaning and decontamination services.