Hull's Deemed an 'Essential' Business During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
On March 19th, 2020 the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released guidance to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector identify and manage their essential workforce while responding to COVID-19.
As an emergency response contractor for cleanup and remediation of oils, fuels, chemicals and biohazardous substances, Hull's has been closely monitoring it's role in these unprecedented times. As expected and based on the service we provide our customers, Hull's is classified as an essential business by the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
Per CISA's website, "the list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers was developed in coordination with Federal agencies and the private sector as a guide to help decision-makers within communities understand how to ensure continuity of essential functions and critical workforce as they consider COVID-related restrictions in certain communities (e.g., shelter-in-place). The list can also inform critical infrastructure community decision-making to determine the sectors, sub sectors, segments, or critical functions that should continue normal operations, appropriately modified to account for Centers for Disease Control (CDC) workforce and customer protection guidance. These critical functions include, but are not limited to, systems that support healthcare personnel (e.g., doctors, nurses, laboratory personnel, etc.), the food industry (e.g., retail groceries and pharmacies), communication providers (e.g., operator, call centers, IT data centers), defense systems support, law enforcement, public works, and other essential operations. Workers who support these critical functions are necessary to keep critical systems and assets working."
While we already provide emergency response services related to biohazards and biological threats, we've also developed current, specific standard operating procedures (SOP) for disinfection service to incidents where there is a confirmed case of COVID-19, a suspected case of COVID-19 or precautionary measures being taken. The SOP is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).
If your business is considering disinfection services related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), contact Hull's directly through our online Coronavirus information request form or by phone at 866-450-9077.