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  • Writer's pictureJoe Gulino Jr.

Beating COVID-19 in Travel & Transportation

Updated: Mar 12, 2020

Gem Limousine Worldwide has been closely monitoring the new strain of novel coronavirus, now identified under the name of Covid-19, that first emerged in Wuhan, China in late December 2019.

We are committed to taking all the necessary steps to help keep our passengers, employees and partners safe from unnecessary exposure to the Corona Virus and alike contagious viruses.  In doing so, we have actively trained all employees on proper procedures to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.  

All Gem's employees are expected to understand and follow the guidelines provided during our ongoing training initiatives.  Training for all Gem employees include, but is not limited to, the following procedures to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick or displaying signs of a fever or cough.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth at all times.

  • Cover coughs without using their hands or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces as thouroughly frequently as possible

  • Complying to Gem's vehicle sanitization process for chauffeurs and fleet maintenance personnel to use company supplied Clorox or Bleach based disinfectant products that meet EPA standards for use against this emerging viral pathogen.

  • Chauffeurs have been trained and directed to use these products to clean vehicles, doors and exposed areas in our vehicles at the end of each and every trip.

  • Routinely wash hands.  Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • Where soap and water are not always readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

  • Refrain from shaking hands with passengers, customers, and co-workers.

  • Understand Covid-19 symptoms and immediately report and seek medical attention if symptoms are present.

  • Remain at home until symptom-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing or symptom altering medications such as cough suppressants etc. pursuant to our updated company training guidelines.

  • Remove all printed materials from seat-backs and refrain from providing ammenidities such as but not limited to bottled water & mints.

Gem Limousine Worldwide will continue to train employees and update operational protocols as necessary, throughout this evolving situation.

We are also requiring that until further notice, all Gem employees follow the below protocols: