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Returning to Work

New guidelines for opening the U.S. are now being communicated at the federal level, so business owners and facility managers should prepare for what that reopening may look like in their state and local communities.

Returning to Work

New guidelines for opening the U.S. are now being communicated at the federal level, so business owners and facility managers should prepare for what that reopening may look like in their state and local communities.

Continuous Response and Readiness

Once a facility has been reoccupied and work resumes, owners, building managers, and occupiers should remain vigilant and quick to respond to unexpected or unwelcome events. All parties should remain aware and keep protocols in place if exposure concerns return. Everyone should be prepared to return to “rapid response” mode in the event of a suspected or confirmed exposure concern.

Include plans and policies that address issuance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), implementation of new social distancing measures, and other actions taken to provide for the health and safety of employees and visitors — e.g., signage to maintain safe distances, capacity monitoring of elevators, sneeze guards at reception areas, etc.

Providing a Healthy Work Environment

  • Perform regular cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • Provide tissues, hand sanitizer, and the necessary supplies to maintain proper hand hygiene
  • Increase ventilation rates of your HVAC
  • Increase the percentage of outdoor air that circulates into the system
  • Install touchless trash receptacles, soap and towel dispensers
  • Discourage hand-to-hand contact
  • Arm your employees with the most recent guidelines from the CDC

In addition, prepare to institute flexible workplace and leave policies. The CDC also recommends enhanced cleaning and disinfection.

Best practices for returning to work may include:

Social distancing

Temperature checks

Face coverings

Sanitation

Disinfection of common and high-traffic areas

How Kimco can help you return to work

Day Porter Services

Day Porters ensure the health and safety of your workplace by providing a wide range of cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting services while your employees and customers are present. They work in conjunction with your existing Night Cleaning Team to provide a holistic approach to ensuring a hygienic environment 24/7.

Now, more than ever, a Day Porter can be an integral part of a successful Return-To-Work program.

A Day Porter can keep your workplace clean and healthy by frequently cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting:

  • High touch areas (including doorknobs, railings, tables, counters, chairs, switches and other common surfaces)
  • Common areas including the restroom, kitchen, cafeteria, lobby and break room
  • Conference rooms before and after meetings
  • Key operational areas (workstations, production lines, etc.)

Deep Cleaning Your Facility

Kimco has a Rapid Response Team of cleaning professionals trained and ready to address your emergency cleaning needs:

  • Safely address the unique cleaning requirements brought forward by an outbreak of a respiratory illness
  • Dispose of all hazardous materials in a safe and compliant manner
  • Quickly perform a comprehensive clean of your facility to disinfect all high touch surfaces and fixtures

COVID-19 Disinfection

Kimco Services delivers the highest professional workplace cleaning standards possible. We are dedicated to providing rapid emergency response 24/7 throughout the U.S.

  • If needed, we pre-clean to remove dust and dirt, thus enabling proper sanitization
  • We use CDC-approved and EPA-registered industrial-strength disinfectants with a broad spectrum kill claim
  • All infected materials are cleaned, disinfected, and properly disposed
  • Fully encapsulated personal protective equipment (PPE) and masks are worn at all times by our certified cleanup technicians
  • We adhere to a stringent coronavirus demobilization process for our equipment, trucks and waste storage areas
  • We offer daily, weekly, or monthly disinfectant spraying and fogging

We can tailor programs to meet your needs today as well as tomorrow. You may already have a plan in place that we can support — if not, don’t worry — we can create a scope of work to address all of your concerns and make your team feel confident about returning to work.

Find out how to protect your employees, customers and facilities.

Kimco has the skills, resources, and equipment to complete Deep Cleaning and Disinfection safely, and offer Day Porter services — giving you peace of mind that your employees, customers and facilities are well protected.

Find solutions to fit your facility.