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COVID-19 STEPS AND PROCEDURES
New York Plumbing Heating & Cooling Corp. Preventative Actions
Cleaning and disinfecting all counter surfaces within the office and warehouse: office desk, workstations and lunch tables.
Cleaning and disinfecting all work vehicles: cabins, door handles, locks, tools and materials daily.
Designated staff conducting periodic disinfecting and cleaning of all bathrooms, door handles
office spaces and all high traffic areas daily.
After hours cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted by a third-party professional cleaning
All field workers are required to maintain proper and clean work attire, low facial hair, low
All field workers are required to wear disposable work booties whenever entering a tenant’s
apartment, home or office space.
All personnel are always required to wear a face mask, gloves and other required PPE.
All personnel are required to practice social distancing at a minimum of 6 feet away from others.
Company Personnel will wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds,
throughout the day or they will use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water is not available
The following is a list of criteria that must be met for COVID-19 recovering employees
Any company personnel who shows COVID-19 signs or symptoms will be mandated to leave the site or work office to get checked by a licensed Physician immediately. He/she will be required to get tested for COVID-19. If the employee is tested positive for the virus, he/she must remain at home for the minimum period of 21 days from the day tested. Prior to returning to work from quarantine, that employee must meet the following criteria:
The individual has had no fever for at least 72 hours (without the use of medicine that reduces fever)
The individual must be free from any of the following recognized COVID-19 symptoms for at least 72 hours (e.g., dry cough, shortness of breath, nausea, loss of smell/taste)
The individual must be retested and show two consecutive negative results before returning to work.
If that employee’s initial test was negative, they will be asked to stay home for a duration of 14- days. For that employee to return to work, he/she must be tested again. Their result must again show negative and he/she must be symptom free for at least 72 hours.
We are also following the CDC’s recommendation on isolating employees for a minimum 14-day period who is suspected to be in contact with anyone with the Coronavirus. That individual will also be required to be tested before return to work.
*Note: We are staying in tune with the changing situation through organization such as the CDC and the WHO, to give continuous updates on the situation.
The following is additional criteria required of all NY Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Corp. employees
Protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19 disease
Attached you can find some recommendation from the World Health Organization of ways to protect yourself and others from the spread of the COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others.
Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
Stay at home if you are not feeling well or have a fever.
Why? By staying home, you can prevent the spread of the virus. Stay home and seek medical attention
and advise from a licensed Physician.
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least (6 feet) distance between yourself and anyone, especially if that person is coughing or sneezing
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the
virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Wear face mask preferably N-95 if available to you. Use disposable latex glove to handle any item. Change them as often as possible.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
The CDC and US State Department have, However, issued travel advisories to help mitigate the risk of the virus further spreading within the United States. Specifically:
CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to all global destinations
Please view the attached Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice HERE
All employees are expected to follow these and future advisories that may be issued when traveling or planning any as this situation continues to evolve.
The above actions are intended to help keep our employees and their families safe and to ensure that New York Plumbing Heating & Cooling Corp. can operate. This situation is ongoing and we are continuing to monitor the CDC and WHO guidance and will make adjustments as may be necessary based on that advice. Please know that we are taking this situation seriously and will continue to keep our employees advised as circumstances develop.