Keeping our employees, customers & partners safe during Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve rapidly. The safety of our customers and employees is and always will be our top priority.
Our teams are daily monitoring for new data with Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local government agencies to share the most up-to-the-minute information. The dynamic nature of this outbreak requires us to be nimble and flexible in how we respond, provide service and protect our customers and employees.
We know this is a stressful time and people want to know what they can do right now to protect themselves and their families. That’s why the IMSS is highlighting some everyday health and preparedness tips and some of the ways we are taking action — we’ll continue to update this post periodically as new details are available.
WHAT IS IMSS DOING
- We discourage our employees from spreading panic, fake news and unverified information.
- We are cleaning our facilities, surfaces and equipment more frequently and thoroughly.
- We discourage external interactions of our employees including client meetings, interviews etc., to an absolute minimum strictly wherever necessary.
- We discourage handshakes and other group interactions.
- We removed water cups at our water coolers and encourage employees to carry their own water bottles.
- Paper napkins, handwash and sanitizers are made liberally available throughout our facilities.
- We keep an eye on our employees who might be unwell and take precautionary measures.
- We are constantly in touch with our customers where our on-site employees are deployed on various projects to ensure their safety is well taken care of.
- Wash your hands often – and thoroughly – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content is a good secondary option
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
- Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes with unwashed hands
- Use gloves and masks as needed
- Get a flu shot if you haven’t already
- If you’re sick – stay home
- Clean and disinfect doorknobs, switches, handles, computers, telephones, bedside tables, bathroom sinks, toilets, counters, toys and other surfaces that are commonly touched around the home or workplace.
- Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
- To the extent possible, avoid touching commonly used surfaces in public places like elevator buttons, door handles and handrails and avoid handshaking with people. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
- The use of facemasks is crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility). Do not stick up facemasks and make them unavailable to those who are in need.
WHO IS AT RISK ?
- Early information shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this virus. This includes older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.
- If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or a serious medical condition, it is extra important for you to take actions to avoid getting sick.