Facility Safety and CDC Guidelines
The novel coronavirus threat presents a new challenge for maintaining facilities to slow the spread and keep employees safe.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (DCEO) PHASE 3 TOOLKIT
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is providing daily updates regarding the metrics used to determine if a region is able to move to the next phase of the Governor’s “Restore Illinois” plan. It is anticipated that all regions of the state of Illinois will enter Phase 3 of the plan on May 29, 2020. The Illinois DCEO has shared the following guidelines, resources and tool kits to assist businesses with preparing for Phase 3:
- Common Guidelines for all Phase 3 Businesses and Operations
- Toolkit for Manufacturing
- Toolkit for Offices
- Toolkit for Personal Care Services
- Toolkit for Retail Businesses
- Toolkit for Service Counters
- Toolkit for Restaurants & Bars
CDC SAFETY BEST PRACTICES
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides cleaning and disinfection guidance and other strategies and recommendations for businesses to implement in response to the coronavirus. Learn more >
CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS?
If you are a business or employee with confirmed cases of coronavirus, be sure to complete the Cook County Illinois Business Needs Survey. Your responses to this survey will help the county prioritize business assistance programs. Learn more >
Cook County has compiled a comprehensive list of resources. Learn more >
WATER LINE FLUSHING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BUSINESS REOCCUPYING BUILDINGS
As the coronavirus pandemic has shutdown many businesses, buildings have had low or no water use and this causes water to sit in pipes throughout the building. While water sits in pipes, disinfectants used in the treatment of water begins to dissipate, protective scales on pipes may destabilize, and harmful substances can leach into water systems through the pipes themselves or attached mechanical equipment. Therefore, the best and immediate action to counteract this problem is to flush the water lines of the entire building including all appliances. It also recommended that building staff cleans faucets and fixtures, inspects mechanical equipment linked to water systems, and possibly collects water samples for analysis.
It is important to keep in mind that water flushing recommendations vary depending on the size of the building, water use, and the specific use of the building. Therefore, please visit www.elkgrove.org for more thorough and building specific flushing guidelines. Download a flyer for more information >
LOCAL BUSINESSES OFFERING CLEANING PACKAGES
- SERVPRO® of Elk Grove offers COVID-19 Commercial Disinfecting. Learn more >
- Miller Industrial is sourcing surface sanitizer, hand sanitizer, bulk cleaning wipes and PPE face shields. Learn more >
- ProTech Commercial Services/ProTech Water Damage offers electrostatic disinfecting with EPA List N product. Contact them >