MARCH 13, 2020
We value the hard work and dedication that you demonstrate on a consistent basis. Based on growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, your dedication is going to continue to be needed in the communities that you serve. We thank you for your service and want to make sure you protect yourself, those you work with and those who you go home to on a daily basis.
Below are a few key steps that can help protect you and your loved ones:
- Practice good hand hygiene, cleaning hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds at the beginning of your shift; after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Make an effort to wash with soap and water at least once per hour. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- If they are available, utilize hand sanitizer dispensers. Do this in between the hand washing with soap and water. This will help to keep your hands clean when you aren’t able to wash them.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze, then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Droplets spread viruses. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Maintain three feet of distance from individuals when possible. This helps distance you from any droplets that might contain a virus.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. This will prevent the spread of germs to other people.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
- Use your training and expertise to ensure you follow the processes and procedures when exposures are possible.
For everyone’s health and well-being, please consider limiting unnecessary travel, both domestic and international, as we continue to monitor the situation. If you have recently traveled to China, Italy, Iran, Japan, South Korea or have been on a cruise, you must immediately inform G4S via email: covid19-Americas@g4s.com. An HR representative will contact you to discuss your potential exposure, and will keep your information confidential.
Please review this detailed FAQ (PDF 115.1 KB) to answer any additional questions you may have.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will send updates as appropriate. Just as you are committed to protecting our customers, we are committed to keeping you safe. Thank you for all that you do for our company.
Thank you,Drew Levine
G4S Secure Solutions (USA)