WHAT IS COVID-19
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It has spread from China to many other countries around the world, including the United States. Depending on the severity of COVID-19’s international impacts, outbreak conditions—including those rising to the level of a pandemic—can affect all aspects of daily life, including travel, trade, tourism, food supplies, and financial markets.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Parkway Tropics acknowledges COVID-19 can cause illness ranging from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be fatal. Symptoms typically include:
According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
How COVID-19 Spreads
Although the first human cases of COVID-19 likely resulted from exposure to infected animals, infected people can spread SARS-CoV-2 to other people. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, including:
People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (i.e., experiencing fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath). Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this type of asymptomatic transmission with this new coronavirus, but this is also not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
WORKPLACE INFECTIOUS-CONTROL PRACTICES
The procedures outlined below have been assembled by Parkway Tropics to meet the requirements of Executive Order 2020-91 necessary for the reopening of business.
Cleaning and Sanitation Monitors
Parkway Tropics will establish Cleaning and Sanitation Monitors to be present on every shift. Those assigned to this position will be responsible for all the following:
Hard (Non-porous) Surfaces
To clean hard (non-porous) surfaces, Parkway Tropics will:
Soft (Porous) Surfaces
To clean soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floors, rugs, and drapes,, Parkway Tropics will:
To clean electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, phones, and ATM machines, Parkway Tropics will:
Linens, Clothing, and Other Items That Go in the Laundry
Linens, clothing, and other items that go into the laundry will handled by:
Cleaning and disinfecting supplies
The virus that causes COVID-19 can be killed if you use the right products. The EPA has compiled a list of disinfectant products that can be used against COVID-19, including ready-to-use sprays, concentrates, and wipes. Each product has been shown to be effective against viruses that are harder to kill than viruses like the one that causes COVID-19. The full list can be found at:
Parkway Tropics will use products that meet or exceed these EPA standards.
We will always follow the instructions on the label, follow the labeled safety information and application instructions, and will keep disinfectants out of reach of children.
Spray cleaning solution on a microfiber cleaning cloth or disposable paper towel, then wipe down surfaces.
Remove objects from the surface being cleaned and wipe thoroughly.
If using microfiber cloths, have a separate cloth for each room/area. They come in different colors so this might help with designating a color to each area. Have a plastic container to put the dirty cloths in and launder as soon as possible.
Priority cleaning and sanitizing locations
Parkway Tropics will focus on these interior touchpoints and locations at the listed frequency:
Parkway Tropics will focus on these exterior touchpoints and locations at the listed frequency:
Hand sanitizer and hand washing locations
Parkway Tropics will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer and hand washing stations throughout the establishment, including at guest entrances and in employee service areas.
Handwashing is the preferred method for employees to clean and sanitize their hands. Parkway Tropics will promote frequent and thorough handwashing by employees. When employees wash their hands, they will follow these steps:
Key times to wash hands are:
Locations of hand washing/hand sanitizing stations are:
When hand washing is not possible, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. When employees use hand sanitizer, they will follow these steps:
Locations of hand sanitizer stations are:
Parkway Tropics will conduct a daily entry self-screening protocol for all employees or contractors entering the workplace, including, at a minimum, a questionnaire covering symptoms and suspected
or confirmed exposure to people with possible COVID-19.
Before leaving home, employees should do a preliminary self-screening to check for symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, and diarrhea. If possible, they should also check their temperature at home. If an employee is experiencing any of the symptoms above, they must remain home from work and should self-isolate for a minimum of 7 days since symptoms first appeared, and at a minimum, 3 days without any signs of a fever.
If an employee’s preliminary self-screening is acceptable, they will need to fill out the self-screening questionnaire when arriving to work. The questionnaire covers questions related to all preliminary self-screening at home/upon arrival, as well as more details, including, within the past 14 days, they have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 and whether they have traveled domestically or internationally.
These records will be maintained by Parkway Tropics according to Executive Order 2020-91.
Parkway Tropics will keep employees on the premises at least six feet from one another to the maximum extent possible, including using:
Parkway Tropics will keep customers, and/or customer groups, on the premises at least six feet from one another to the maximum extent possible, including using:
PROPER USE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Cloth face coverings
Cloth face coverings are meant to protect other people in case the wearer is unknowingly infected but does not have symptoms. Cloth face coverings are not surgical masks, respirators, or personal protective equipment. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
Cloth face coverings should:
When putting on a face mask:
When removing the mask:
How to Remove Disposable Gloves the Right Way:
HOW TO NOTIFY BUSINESS OF COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS
This section outlines the steps an employee must use to notify Parkway Tropics if the employee shows any symptoms of COVID-19, or if the employee has a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.
When an employee is identified with a confirmed case of COVID-19, within 24 hours, notify:
It is important that employees answer the screening questionnaire honestly.
Require a doctor’s written release to return to work if an employee has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
HOW TO REPORT UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS
Any employee that feels that they are in an unsafe work environment can call:
MIOSHA COVID-19 Hotline: 855/723-3219
For more information go to:
814 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Or use our contact form.
Monday thru Friday
2 PM until 11PM
Saturday & Sunday
4 PM until 11PM