GES has assembled a team to respond to the COVID-19 virus. Our team includes over 2,000 staff from the most premier environmental and cleaning companies nationwide. Our team has responded to other virus and disaster scenarios in the United States over the last several years, including Ebola, Anthrax, and the Bird Flu. The disinfecting and cleaning services will be completed in accordance with “Interim Recommendations for US Community Facilities with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019” or similar requirements.

We have identified three levels of disinfecting and cleaning needed to deal with COVID-19 virus:

  1. Preventative Cleaning - Non-Suspected COVID-19 Exposure
    • Fog with Benefect Decon 30 or similar disinfectant.

    • Highly touched/contacted areas cleaned with disinfectant wipes

  2. Cleaning and Disinfection - After Suspected COVID-19 Facility Exposure
    • Fog with Benefect Decon 30 or similar disinfectant.

    • Computer equipment/terminals would not be fogged, as they would need to be wiped down.

  3. Cleaning and Disinfection - After Confirmed COVID-19 Facility Exposure

    The set up of containment and negative air pressure systems. Fogging and wiping of all high-touch surfaces with Benefect Decon 30 or similar disinfectant.

    • A percentage of surfaces will be sampled prior to the cleaning/disinfection process to establish a baseline for the work area.

    • GES will develop a Health and Safety Plan (HASP) for cleaning/disinfection that will include an activity-specific hazard analysis for each cleaning task.

    • GES will develop and implement a Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) plan for the cleaning and post-cleaning inspection/evaluation.

    • GES will provide oversight of the cleaning/disinfecting activities to ensure full compliance with the cleaning protocol, QA/QC, and HASP.

    • The GES post-cleaning inspection/evaluation will be conducted by a GES Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). The post-cleaning evaluation will include a visual inspection of the cleaned area and surface sampling/spot checks of selected areas.

    • Surface adenosine triphosphate (ATP), or other evaluation approaches, will be used to determine the cleaning effectiveness on various non-porous surfaces, high-touch surfaces, etc. Once the disinfection process has been completed, our CIH will collect or conduct follow-up monitoring on the same surfaces as well as additional surfaces throughout the subject areas.

    • Visual inspection, observation of the disinfection process, along with precise area monitoring will be utilized to assess the level of cleanliness.

    • Pricing will include program management, CIH services if needed, cleaning crews, and site supervisors.

    • A proposal can be provided within 48 hours upon request.

    • Mobilization to site can be done in two hours, in most cases.

    • All staff will be trained in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration “Blood-borne Pathogen Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030” and requirements that are specified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).