Our fourth newsletter (#55) of the past two weeks is a simple, optimistic 2 point message.
We'd like to thank Grunley Construction for joining our organization as a corporate sponsor at this time. It has meant a great deal to us. Grunley is organizing an online small business outreach session on Monday, March 30th from 3-4 pm. Please welcome our new corporate member by participating in this event. It's a big project with lots of opportunities.
We now have another member who has indicated they specialize in HAZMAT cleaning and disinfecting services. Rodrigo Martinez of the Disaster Recovery Team of SERVEPRO Rockville-Olney is offering their services. We include his information here.
In the District, construction has been deemed an essential services and many of the construction projects are ongoing. We urge all our members and everyone in the construction industry to take precautions and stay safe. We look forward to visiting with everyone in person when this is over. Stay healthy, protect yourselves and cherish those you love. God bless you all.
We look forward to you joining us online for a Small Business Outreach event!
RSVP, providing an email address, and a link (including a Phone Number and Conference ID) will be provided to attend.
Project Description: The work includes the construction of the new U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) facility, planned as a 3-story structure providing a modern, flexible and efficient work environment that will support the administrative requirements associated with the medical research acquisition activities that USAMRAA is responsible for.
The program includes 54,730 SF of typical office space as well as a high density storage room, two large conference rooms and miscellaneous support spaces. The program calls for an open office environment with predominantly open work stations.
Subcontractor Pricing Due: Monday, April 6 by 3:00 PM
If you should have any questions regarding this online event, please contact [email protected] or 240.399.0409.
SERVPRO® professionals are trained
in adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
SERVPRO® franchise professionals offer cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. They have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. About Coronavirus
The CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has spread to 60 locations internationally (as of this publication), including cases in the United States. The virus known as “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”)i is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.ii Scope of Cleanup Protocol
SERVPRO professionals can perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where the customer states that there is no active known threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure. The customer will be required to acknowledge that cleaning and disinfecting will only apply to the current state of the structure and contents. The structure would not be protected from future COVID-19 contamination if an infected person was to enter and occupy the building. Cleanup Scope of Work and Planning
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum.iii These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces as welliv, including:
Shelving and Racks
Carpets and rugs
Cleanup and Disinfecting Procedures
Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of waste.
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.
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Board of Directors: Chairman Emeritus:
Keystone Plus Construction
Secretary/ Managing Director:
SantiMarin & Associates
Dynamic Concepts Inc.
Lopez & Associates
We will be preparing another newsletter in the next few weeks. If you have any news you'd like to share with members please don't hesitate to write me, [email protected]
or phone 202-203-0120