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News 02.28.2020

Statement Regarding novel coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19

CBM is closely monitoring updates related to COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  It is important to note that, currently, there are no reported cases in Florida, and very few confirmed cases in the United States. 

Please review the “Frequently Asked Questions and Answers” page on CDC.gov for relevant information related to COVID-19, which can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html.

The coronavirus was discovered in the 1960s, but COVID-19 is a new version of the virus. Disinfectants that have been determined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to be effective against coronavirus in the past are expected to be effective against this version of the virus.  A partial list of such disinfectants and cleaners can be accessed at https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdf.  As always, please follow label instructions for all disinfectants and cleaning chemicals.

CBM is prepared to provide additional disinfection services for your facility using electrostatic sprayers should the need arise.  Contact your area manager or contract representative for more information.

Personal Prevention

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. However, as a reminder, CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wearing a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19, or those who are caring for them, to help prevent the spread of the disease.

CBM is committed to employee’s health and safety, as well as that of our customers.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your area manager or contract representative.