SMS is partnering with our customers to provide safe and healthy environments for their shoppers, passengers, patients, guests and visitors.
On March 11, 2020, Coronavirus (COVID-19) was labeled a global pandemic. SMS is prepared and has an approach to disinfecting the commonly touched items at our facilities to aid in preventing cross-contamination. We gather our facts directly from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
- PROPER EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS utilization, including personal protective equipment and chemical disbursement tools
- PROPER DISINFECTING PROCEDURES for operating hours and on a nightly basis, when facilities are closed to the public
- COMPLETE DECONTAMINATION of individual rooms or offices spaces for multiple building types
- CUSTOM TRAINING VIDEO production
- STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS for daily checklists, hands-on training of your staff on multiple shifts and more
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If you would like more information about SMS and what we can do for your facility, we would love to hear from you. Complete the form below and we will be in touch soon.
Read more about our COVID-19 Response below, and download our free guides and poster.
What is COVID-19?
The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “Coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). COVID-19 is a “droplet” virus. This means it can be spread through coughing or sneezing, leaving droplets in the air to be breathed – typically within six (6) feet of the sick person. However, it is most commonly spread through contact. This would occur when someone with COVID-19 coughs into their hand and then touches a surface with their hand. The virus would then spread to the surface and can last up to nine (9) days, which is a long time for a virus. When someone else touches the infectious surface and then wipes their mouth, touches their eyes, scratches their nose, or allows the virus into an open wound/orifice, this is when they become at risk of contracting the virus.
What are the Symptoms?
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
- Shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention IMMEDIATELY. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Everyday Preventative Actions
Currently, there is not a vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent getting sick is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Since COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person, the CDC recommends using everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.
Click the button below to download our free guide, outlining the Everyday Preventative Actions you can take to help prevent the spread of germs.
Stop Germs! Wash Your Hands
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important things we can do to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy. It is listed as one of the Everyday Prevention Actions each person can take to stop the spread of germs.
Be sure you are following the correct steps for handwashing by clicking the button below to download our free Handwashing Poster.
Disinfecting High-Touch Areas
Because the virus can remain on surfaces for an extended period of time, it is important that we take extra time to consistently keep high-touch areas disinfected in order to aid in preventing the spread of the virus.
Click the button below to download our free guide, which provides a few tips for Disinfecting High-Touch Areas.