Biohazard Cleanup During The COVID-19 Pandemic
Why Businesses Need To Disinfect Before Reopening
April 22, 2020 by David Scott
Normally, when a business would talk about reopening, it would be because of some innocuous reason, such as construction or repairs that had finally been completed. However, today many businesses find themselves in need of biohazard cleanup services so that they can safely reopen their facilities during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
When the topic of biohazard removal is brought up, most people naturally start to think about things like blood and bodily waste. This assumption isn’t incorrect – in fact, at Bio-One Tucson, a considerable portion of our clients utilize our biohazard cleanup services for exactly those reasons.
That being said, viruses and bacteria that can lead to disease (from mild to fatal) in humans are actually an extensive category of biohazards. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 is a prime example of this type of biohazard. In fact, both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Biotechnology Information have stated that SARS-CoV-2 falls under the classification of “Biohazard Level 3”
Biohazard Level 3 includes microorganisms that can be fatal to humans but for which vaccines or other treatments are available.
The CDC has also published a lengthy and complex guide for employers that need to have their facilities disinfected and safeguarded against SARS-CoV-2. This is definitely a helpful resource for businesses but there is a considerable margin for error when critical tasks, such as this, are not undertaken by professionals.
Putting the onus of biohazard cleanup on your employees may seem like a great idea from a financial standpoint but at best, this will only be beneficial from a short-term perspective. In the grand scheme of things, putting your valued employees in high risk situations is never a good idea.
When all of the factors and variables are considered, only one course of action is clear – it’s best to leave biohazard removal to the professionals.
If you’re looking to reopen your business in the near future, then please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Let’s get to outlining a proper biohazard removal plan that will keel you, your employees, and your clients safe during this pandemic.