Positive COVID-19 Case at Work: What to do
What do you do if you have a positive case of COVID-19 at work? This is something we all fear happening. With how high the rate of infection still is, there is a decent chance that this could happen to your business. Are you prepared?
Overcoming this and getting back to business as usual is only going to happen, though, if you quickly and calmly handle the situation properly.
ServiceMaster is here to help you with COVID-19 cleaning and disinfecting in your buildings, warehouses, and office spaces, but it’s going to take working together to get everyone back on track. Here the three things you need to do if someone in your business tests positive for COVID-19:
1. Communicate with your employees
Your very first step in the event of a positive case in your business is going to be working with your HR department to follow all proper procedures. You should have a plan in place to alert everyone of your positive case so that they can take any quarantine measures and get tested themselves.
2. Prepare to shut down and/or work remotely
Before you even have a case, you should have a plan for if you should need to shut down temporarily or switch to working remotely. Having a plan will help the transition be more smooth and hopefully allow you to bounce back quickly once everyone is able to resume normal work.
As soon as you have a positive case, you need to immediately move into a shutdown or work from home phase to get everyone out of the infected area and away from anyone who might have contracted the virus. Depending on your facility and your positive case, this could also mean only shutting down one part of your building. So, you will need to be prepared for that possibility, as well.
3. Call in the experts to clean and disinfect
Once everyone is safe at home, you can call in the experts to return your facility to an uninfected state. A professional cleaning and disinfecting service, like ServiceMaster, can ensure that every inch of your building is COVID-free and safe for your employees again.
ServiceMaster has been in the business of keeping businesses safe and healthy for over 65 years. For decades, we have been trusted to clean and maintain healthcare environments that require strict daily protocols, as well as clean and disinfect cruise ships and airlines with viral outbreaks.
While a pandemic like COVID-19 seems like an entirely new obstacle, our tried and true cleaning and disinfecting protocols help fight it all the same. We are ready to help you prevent the spread of the coronavirus with our advanced equipment and specialized techniques.
Our team is trained to use powerful electrostatic technology that quickly and easily disinfects large areas 4x faster than other spray methods. Our procedures reflect the most current CDC guidelines. Plus, the time saved using this process will not only keep you safe but also save you money.
Our priority is restoring your peace of mind and keeping your employees and customers safe by creating a clean, safe, and healthy environment. In the event of a positive COVID-19 case at your place of business, do right by your employees and customers, and let ServiceMaster help you disinfect your facility. We know you want to keep everyone safe and healthy because we do, too.
You might not need it now, but in the chance that this happens to you, you’ll already have an idea of time and budget to get your company back to business. Get an estimate today.