How We Keep Our Essential Team Safe
Here at Morales Group, we are committed to providing a safe environment for all our teammates as we fight through the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to provide our teammates with a safe place to work, we are encouraging every client we work with to follow the 6-foot distance rule to help control the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing. In pursuit of proper social distancing, we are working closely with clients to offer ways to make this a priority, while offering frequent access to the following sanitary options.
We are working diligently to provide every teammate with a mask to protect them from the spread of COVID-19. Masks are known to help prevent spread because they provide droplet protection. “Droplets” is a term used to describe how the spreading of a disease takes place, specifically through cough or sneeze. While wearing a mask doesn’t provide 100 percent protection, a mask does provide a good level of protection compared to having nothing protecting your face in public places. Some estimate that a mask can provide five times the protection compared to nothing covering the face.
As our teammates are actively working in warehouse environments with hundreds of people at once, masks offer them a level of protection that they otherwise might not experience. We are also working to create our own masks and encouraging our teammates to explore purchasing supplies to create their own masks, as this equipment is quickly becoming a resource that is hard to find. We are following this process (https://www.ecommunity.com/giveppe/homemade-mask-instructions) However, we are promising to provide them to our teammates as best and often as we can.
Hand Sanitizer/Hand Washing Breaks
Washing your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and warm water is the best way to kill germs, including the COVID-19 virus. In order to allow our teammates the chance to consistently wash their hands, we are working with our partners to provide hand washing opportunities to ensure the cleanliness of our teammates and our clients’ warehouses. Further, we are offering our teammates ready access to gloves in order to keep their hands clean when touching a large quantity of boxes throughout their shifts. Please know that even though wearing gloves is a protective measure, touching your face with unclean hands can cause you to contract the virus. We continue to encourage teammates to avoid touching their faces as much as possible. Lastly, we are working to provide ready access to hand sanitizer so our teammates can clean hands between hand washing opportunities.
As with masks, these materials are currently in extreme demand, and we are pushing to provide gloves and hand sanitizer as much as possible.
Sanitizing wipes are an essential part of keeping our teammates and client warehouses sanitary to provide a safe working environment. We are working to provide consistent access to wipes for our teammates to continuously wipe down high-touch areas. Keeping high-touch areas clean is essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19. While we continue to push for having these readily available, sanitizing wipes are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain, so we are offering them as often as we possibly can.