At ABM, the safety of our team members, our clients, and the public is always of primary importance in everything that we do. In light of the fluid situation regarding COVID-19, ABM remains vigilant in monitoring the most up-to-date safety, infection control and cleaning protocols recommended by global experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) and others.
We are actively engaged with our Safety, Service Delivery and Operations teams globally to ensure the appropriate information is shared and the needs are met of clients and team members.
Many ABM clients are asking whether we offer an enhanced cleaning option beyond current service levels. The answer is "yes."
While prevention is key to the spread of any virus, there are products we can provide beyond general cleaners as part of your regular cleaning service for building entrances, commonly used areas, high-touch surfaces or in specialized applications.*
*Based on availability
Switching from all-purpose or general cleaners to EPA-registered disinfectants will help prevent the spread of pathogens while following strict disinfection procedures. ABM uses disinfecting procedures for high touch surfaces.
Increased frequency of cleaning with disinfectants in high traffic areas is an additional measure you can take to help protect your facility and occupants. ABM will partner with you to understand traffic patterns and occupancy levels to determine your specific needs.
If you would like additional services outside the standard scope of work and contract, such as more frequent cleaning for high traffic areas, please either contact your local ABM representative, or call 866-624-1520 and select option 3.Learn More
If you are notified by health officials that a person has been positively diagnosed or is being tested for COVID-19 that has recently been in your facility, please immediately contact your manager and Safety Partner, and please follow the CDC guidelines.
If you have questions about cleaning, safety or scheduling, please speak with your manager, Safety Partner or HR Partner. For general questions, please call 1-866-624-1520 and select option 3.
According to the CDC, there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. However, we all play a role in helping to prevent the spread of viruses. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory disease – be it COVID-19 or the flu – including:
With the exception of specific guidelines in certain settings such as healthcare facilities and airlines, the CDC recommends performing the following routine environmental cleaning that may help prevent exposures to acute respiratory illness, including COVID-19:
Outside of the healthcare context and other special settings, in areas where people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 have visited, CDC recommends the cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection. For offices and other facilities where people are not housed overnight, CDC recommends that:
If any of these tasks is outside your current scope of work and contract, and you would like to add these services, please contact your local ABM representative or contact us.
When buildings are closed or minimally staffed, we recommend procedures for staying on top of HVAC maintenance, air quality improvements and ensuring power systems are operating properly.
If you would like to speak with one our technical services experts, please either contact your local ABM representative, or call 866-624-1520 and select option 3.