WCJB News: Hospital cleaning crews are first line of defense against COVID-19

As nurses and doctors fight the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s another group of hospital workers who make sure those healthcare workers, and any new patients coming in, are also kept safe—the housekeepers. HHS’ environmental services team at our partner facility in Gainesville, Florida was recently featured in a report by WCJB News for the work they are doing on the frontlines. Meet HHS Housekeepers Mattie Mccallum and Donnett Booker and HHS EVS Director Jerome Huntley and learn what they are doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read the article, here.

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Many of the rooms they clean have patients still in them, and the cleaners like Huntley say interacting with and keeping patients calm and comfortable is one of their favorite parts of the job. “I go in there like it was their house. I go in and talk to them to make sure they’re happy. Go in there with a smile saying hey how are you doing.”