Has your government ordered all non-essential businesses to close as a means to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus? Have they released a list of essential businesses or services that are permitted to remain open? Most governments that have done so thus far have included cleaning businesses as an essential service.
If you haven’t communicated a COVID-19 Response Plan to your clients yet then you should do so. Feel free to use the following as a template:
March 30, 2020
RE: QUALITY MAINTENANCE INC. – COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN
The province of Alberta ordered the temporary closure of all non-essential businesses effective March 27, 2020.
The Alberta government has defined a list of essential businesses that may remain open to ensure the health and well-being of Canadians. These include businesses that provide support and maintenance services to maintain the safety, security, sanitation and essential operation of commercial properties. Quality Maintenance Inc., falls within this definition and remains open and fully operational.
The health and well-being of our workers is our top priority and foremost concern. We are encouraging frequent hand washing/sanitizing and cleaning of work vehicles/spaces. We are practicing social distancing. Our service hours limit exposure with the public. Our actions are consistent with guidance from Health Canada, provincial and local authorities and the World Health Organization. To date, we have had no cases of the COVID-19 infection.
We understand our duty to continue providing our service during this battle against COVID-19. Our dedicated team members continue to work hard on the front lines to support our customers and we will do so in the safest manner possible.
Now more than ever is it important to communicate with your customers. Keep them informed about maintenance issues and your health and safety policies.
Stay well and good luck!