CWS Response to the COVID-19 Crisis: Total Facilities Management Services

Employees of Community Work Services Total Facilities Management (TFM) division are providing essential services critical to the operations of state and federal facilities amid the current COVID-19 pandemic.

TFM provides highly specialized facilities maintenance services. From managing facilities through various technologies, to daily executions of a wide variety a services, such as Janitorial, Mechanical Maintenance, Landscaping and Grounds, Recycling and Waste Management, and all other building related functions and services that meet the challenges of today’s high-functioning facility demands. For over 50 years, TFM has been an integral part of offering services that are critical to today’s highly efficient and demanding facilities where services are measured in reliability, responsiveness, and corporate partnerships as standard business principles.

As it relates to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus, CWS has systematically responded to service requests across a vast array of facilities, many of which include cleaning and sanitizing high-contact surfaces. Concurrently, we have implemented our Pandemic Preparedness Plan, a highly detailed strategy specifically designed to provide essential services during a pandemic. To note, the plan provides information that will ensure compliance with the requirements of the Federal OSHA Directive 3327-02N 2007 to develop plans for keeping government facilities operational during a pandemic influenza or other emergency periods. The plan adheres to OSHA standard 1926.59, The Hazmat Communication Standard (HCS).

Some final quick tips recommended by CDC:

  • Frequently wash your hands for 20+ seconds with warm water and soap
  • Use hand sanitizer to supplement hand washing (not as a form of replacement for handwashing
  • Be careful about touching eyes, nose and mouth without washing your hands before and after
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing (use a tissue or your upper arm – then wash hands)
  • Disinfect your workspace
  • Maintain a comfortable distance from others (3 feet or 1 meter)
  • Seek care early from your healthcare provider if you have a fever