Coronavirus / COVID-19 Updates & Links
GMS is working to keep ourselves and our customers up-to-date with the latest information on COVID-19 as it relates to our lives and our industry. Below are some links to key sources of information:
Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
GMS has been identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” as we support and maintain mission critical infrastructure for a number of key industries, businesses, state and federal departments. Please know that we are open for business and will continue to support our customers to the best of our ability while following all health and safety guidelines to protect our staff and our customers. For more information, please read the attached memorandum.
CDC - Centers for Disease Control - Coronavirus Updates - Recommended strategies and planning
Johns Hopkins University - Interactive map with up-to-date results of worldwide cases
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Preventing exposures and infection
Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Workplace Hygiene - Training Short
Maryland.gov - Live Updates from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan
WHO - World Health Organization - Information, advice and up to date reports
Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) - COVID-19 Resource Center
ASHRAE's COVID-19 Preparedness Resources - Guidance to building owners, operators and engineers for protecting occupants
April 20th, 2020 - ASHRAE Issues Statements on Relationship Between COVID-19 and HVAC in Buildings - Guidance to building owners, operators and engineers to continue use of their HVAC systems during the pandemic
Articles of interest continue to be published online and we will endeavor to point those out when we can. In addition, there are certain products that have proven effective in mitigating the spread of viruses, specifically UVC Light. For further information on those products and services, please click here. A former NASA scientist, Fred Maxik, developed some of these innovative solutions utilizing UV light. Please click here to watch a recent news video which highlights UV light cleaning methods.