Remember, that even though it is encouraging that our state is opening up. We still have a responsibility to continue doing our part of protecting ourselves, as well as friends, families and neighbors. Particularly those who are vulnerable.
Our work is far from done and we must work together to move forward. Wearing a mask makes a statement that you care about yourself and others.
With so much uncertainty concerning the impact of covid-19, safety and the well being of our employees and our clients remain our top priority. We are committed to wearing masks and gloves, and wiping off every high-touch surface in all offices and buildings we clean with a disinfectant approved by the CDC. (Not just using a spray.)
I would like to give a big Thank You to Kohl's department store. We needed to venture out past our usual T.P. and supply run to return some Amazon items. Every Kohl's employee had on a mask and gloves. It was a little sad that a customer in line asked the employee if all that was really necessary. She replied that it was for "her own safety, as well as his". Many people are considered high risk, and you would never know it by looking at them!
Take a moment to remember that all your actions and precautions, no matter how small are appreciated.
(We are not affiliated or paid by Kohl's or Amazon, we just shop there...a lot!)
We believe that our daily habits should reduce the risks to others. Our company has taken into the consideration the safety of our staff as well as the companies and people that we work with. So, we were astonished as to why other janitorial services don't do the same.
Last week we were in an upscale office building to clean the carpets for a company that has their regular janitorial service provided by their leasing company. (More than likely a large chain of corporate cleaning services) While we were there, two very young men entered the building without a face mask or gloves. They proceeded to pick up the trash only and were ready to leave. They did not clean the restrooms or lunchroom, sanitize any surfaces or even clean any of the glass in the office. When we asked of they intended to do it, so we could stay out of their way. They replied that "someone else would take care of it". Which according to the office staff would be them if they wanted it done.,
These men should have been wearing appropriate face masks and gloves for cleaning and disinfecting. They were at an increased risk for being exposed to the virus, as well as spreading it from office to office as they went along their cleaning route.
If you oversee a workplace, you should take into consideration how to reduce the risk for exposure. Make sure your janitorial service is following a cleaning routine that uses the CDC guidelines in their disinfection practices. Consider using local services for a more personal approach with a company that is readily available for questions or requests. Continue routine cleaning and disinfecting of all high touch areas. Maintain your safe daily habits in order to reduce your risk.
As the state of Arizona is set to start re-opening some of our businesses that have been closed, I am quite surprised to still find most sanitizing and cleaning products are still in very short supply. We only go out for products once a week to keep our exposure to others to a minimum, and we have been lucky to find what we needed. On our shopping trip this week, we found that the store we went to was completely out of toilet paper again. Luckily, before this all started we had a supply of these cleaning products and have been able to replace some of them as needed. Please continue to wash your hands properly and think about your safety as well as the safety of others.
Let's welcome a new month with a few things that we hope for...
That all the scientists out there all over the world are getting some sleep, eating regularly and finding a solution to this virus.
That the old habits that we have are being replaced by new healthy habits that are here to stay.
That hand washing and all over cleanliness continues at a higher standard for always and forever.
That we remember to brush our teeth before we put masks on.
Let's hope for a month that doesn't fly by or seem to last as long as the last couple of months have.