Revised 4/2/20

 

This document provides guidance for protection against SARS-CoV-2 virus exposure.

The virus is primarily spread:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.



Infection Prevention

Basic infection prevention measures should be followed, including:

  • Always wash your hands after removing gloves.
  • Maintain frequent and thorough handwashing, with soap and water when not wearing gloves.  If soap and water is not available, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can be used until there is access to soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if showing any symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing). 



Specific Guidance

Security and delivery personnel may have contact with high-touch surfaces such as elevator buttons and door handles.  They may also be approached by individuals in buildings.  These additional precautions should be implemented:

  • Stay 6 feet away from individuals in the buildings. 
  • Wear gloves, if available, when contacting high-touch surfaces. 
  • Remove gloves following attached CDC doffing procedures.  
  • Wash hands after building rounds or contact with possibly contaminated surfaces.  Follow attached WHO handwashing guidelines.
  • Keep shared workspaces clean.  Wipe common non-porous equipment, such as keyboards, phones, pens, and radios at the beginning and end of shifts with EPA approved products. 

If you have any questions, please contact EHRS at 215-898-4453

 

References:

CDC doffing procedures- https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/poster-how-to-remove-gloves.pdf

WHO handwashing and handrub guidelines- https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/How_To_HandWash_Poster.pdf https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/How_To_HandRub_Poster.pdf

CDC Cleaning guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fcleaning-disinfection.html#disinfect