There has been much legitimate attention paid to the shortage of protective gear for medical and nursing staff.
But the people who clean those contaminated spaces where infected patients have worked or visited also cannot get protective gear. They are at risk every day and nobody has even noticed. Nobody is ordering a plane load of gear for them.
One of them is my child and I fear for their life. This person Works in a large site that houses numerous essential businesses and government offices. And they can’t get protective gear to clean any of those spaces, even contaminated sites . Unionized employees have the right to refuse this unsafe work, but ‘ management ‘ , maybe not.
Quite frankly, without custodial staff in every space occupied by people, all of the containment strategies we are currently using fail, yet these people are on the job with minimal or no protective gear every day.
This mum is scared and helpless!