When It Comes to COVID-19, You Can’t Mask the Truth

Jack Masella, Director of Health & Safety

When it comes to safety, complacency can be a formidable opponent. When we go through our daily routines, it is often easy to forget our surroundings as we become immersed in our work. That isn’t an excuse; it’s human nature. In addition to ensuring we are following daily safety protocols, we are currently fighting a foe that we can’t see or hear but all know. As a nation, we have seen the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases explode, with record highs almost daily.

This is something we should all take quite seriously since it can be a matter of life or death. Here at Inframark, our COVID-19 rules are non-negotiable. It would be prudent to follow them in our personal lives as well. They are:

  • Keep your distance from others. Try to maintain 6 feet of social distance as much as possible If this can’t be maintained, everyone MUST wear face coverings. Additionally, even if you can maintain social distance, it is recommended you wear a face covering.
  • Wash your hands as often as possible and keep hand sanitizer with you and available.
  • Avoid touching your face. The virus primarily spreads when contaminated hands touch our nose or mouth or eyes. Try to keep your hands away from your face unless you have just recently washed them.
  • If you are sick, stay home and get checked out by a doctor.

Make no mistake, these protocols — especially the wearing of face coverings — are not a political issue, but rather a health and safety one. When worn, face coverings provide protection. There is evidence now that face coverings protect both the wearer and others when worn. The bottom line to all of this is that processes and protocols, when implemented correctly, eliminate or drastically lower the risk of injury or obtaining the virus.

Every day, we must ensure that we work safely; there is no alternative. For the foreseeable future, COVID 19 is part of our world, so complacency and coronavirus fatigue can never set in. Remember, these guidelines and processes help to manage through and mitigate risk. Simply put, be diligent about using them both at work and at home.

As always, be safe and take of yourself and each other.