DECONTAMINATION SERVICES ROLE INTO RETURN TO NORMALITY AFTER COVID-19 CONTIGENCY.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created the need for many organizations to address business and operational continuity concerns associated with suspected or conﬁrmed infection of an employee, supplier or visitor and the potential contamination of equipment or locations. Coronavirus disinfection and decontamination resources are needed to help maintain business continuity in a variety of settings.
Businesses and offices have seen a return to operation since the stay at home lockdown was lifted. Indoor establishments that have confined spaces and facilities that have numbers of people accumulating in close proximity to one and other were at risk of further transmission from the virus.
We can determine that through more and more research, which include leading academics and specialists in infection control from doctors to epidemiologists have stated that transmission of Covid-19 is possible through passage in an indoor facility. This week more than 200 scientist’s efforts paid dividends as the WHO confirmed that infected people can pass on the virus when and when they do not show symptoms. Infected persons that are asymptomatic through airborne transmission can pass on the deadly virus to those that are not.
An aerosol is a respiratory droplet so small that may linger in the air. The WHO has indicated that transmission of the virus through aerosols may have been responsible for outbreaks of Covid-19 in closed settings such as those at indoor dining restaurants, nightclubs and places of worship where people are shouting or singing.
Large droplets coughed, sneezed or inhaled or through contact with a contaminate surface is called a fomite. This droplet and fomite transmission could present itself with human to human transmission.
In recent times airborne transmission is the most likely explanation of several clusters of infection including a choir in Washington State whereby of the 61 members in the congregation, 53 were infected and 2 died.
People may need to minimize time indoors with others from outside the household, in addition to maintaining a safe distance and wearing cloth face coverings. Businesses, schools and nursing homes may need to invest in new ventilation systems or ultraviolet lights that destroy the virus. Dr. Benedetta Allergenzi, head of the agency’s infection prevention and control committee, stated “that the possibility of airborne spread in crowded, closed, poorly ventilated settings could not be ruled out”
But, how can all kind of spaces may get decontaminated to reduce the risk of infection and diseases caused bye COVID-19?
Now, talking about decontamination staff, standard cleaning crews are great at keeping spaces clean and tidy, but without the proper training and personal protective equipment (PPE), COVID-19 exposure could create a health risk to them. This is the reason why employing a skilled team of professionals that specialize in cleaning and decontamination in high hazard environments to ensure safe and satisfactory solutions is adviced.
At Environmental Construction Group (ECG) we have the training, experience, Team Members, and equipment to deliver turnkey solutions where you need them, when you need them. While many companies struggle to develop safe sterilization and disinfection processes, our SafeSite COVID-19 decontamination methods are ready to deploy with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in place and available upon request. We treat facilities both preventatively and on an emergency basis, decontaminating known COVID-19-contaminated spaces with proprietary sterilization and disinfection methods. Our team’s mission is to safely & affordably decontaminate your business environment, Call us: 562-208-3729.