March 9, 2020
Janitronics Building Services is following developments, especially here in Massachusetts, to stay ahead of this emerging public health situation. The MA Dept. of Public Health is providing daily updates, which includes corporate meetings and associated confirmed cases from late February. The MA Dept. of Public Health asserts, “The risk of COVID-19 to the general public in Massachusetts remains low at this time.”
Our staff have been updated about best practice; we have deployed extra disinfectant and other relevant cleaning products, and we are in close communication with our clients to meet their concerns head-on. We have the field staff, the logistics infrastructure, and the know-how to directly respond to the concerns you have in your buildings. See below for more details on our deployment related to COVID-19.
What You Should Do
-Stay informed – CDC is updating its website daily with the latest information and advice for the public. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html)
-Remember to take everyday preventive actions that are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.
-Avoid close contact with sick people.
-While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible and stay home if you are sick.
-Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
-Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
-Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
-If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled to China or were in close contact with someone with 2019-nCoV in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, seek medical care. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
For more information about what everyone can do to prevent the spread of 2019-nCoV in the U.S., including the general public, healthcare professionals, and travelers, visit What CDC Recommends.
Additional information can also be found on public health websites listed below:
Janitronics Building Services will continue to monitor public health officials’ recommendations and assess the potential impact of the 2019-nCoV on our property management operations and our primary service vendors if the recommendations change.
We have also prepared the following frequently asked questions and answers regarding building operations.
What is Janitronics Building Services doing regarding the 2019-nCoV situation?
-Janitronics Building Services has been monitoring the current 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) reports and guidance from public health officials and will continue to monitor their recommendations regarding the 2019-nCoV situation, assess the potential impact on our property management operations and take reasonable measures as may be dictated by changing events and guidance from public health officials.
What is Janitronics Building Services doing regarding cleaning and disinfecting activities?
-Day Cleaning staff (if staffed) are using disinfectant solutions during the regular daily cleaning of all restrooms and in the first-floor building entrance lobbies, all doors, door handles and knobs, elevator buttons and panels, and other commonly touched areas.
-Evening Cleaning Staff are using disinfectant solutions on entrance lobby doors, door handles and knobs, elevator buttons and panels, kitchenettes, restrooms and internal stair railings.
Will Janitronics Building Services provide additional cleaning services within tenant space?
-Yes, we will provide additional services at a tenant’s request. However, any cleaning services beyond the building standard will be a billable work order to the tenant. This will exclude personal space/desks/cubicles/computers/keyboards. These spaces will be the responsibility of the occupant.
-If suspected or confirmed exposure of 2019-nCoV occurred within the building, any special cleaning services will be provided under the guidance and specific direction of the local public health department which may include using our service partner Belfor.
Will Janitronics Building Services provide alcohol-based gel sanitizer products in the bathrooms?
-No, alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers are suggested by the CDC as an alternative where soap and water is not available. For Building Management, there are resources available through BluPlanet Supply.
Will Janitronics Building Services provide additional alcohol-based gel sanitizer products within tenant space?
-No, additional alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers desired for within tenant space should be ordered directly through a tenant’s regular Office Supply vendors.
Rest assured, we are monitoring this developing situation closely, staying in regular contact with federal agencies, health organizations, and other experts. We've developed a host of resources to keep you informed and updated along the way. Thank you for your patience and trust in Janitronics Building Services. We are prepared to navigate through these challenging circumstances with your safety and confidence in mind.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact:
Chief Operating Officer