TXOME Covid-19 Policy

How long does the coronavirus last on surfaces? Can you contract the coronavirus disease from a package in the mail?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “...because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures.”

Does TXOME have any tips for handling packages?
Before opening the package, we recommend wiping it down using antibacterial wipes or cleaners with a minimum of 70% alcohol.

How should you maintain social distancing to prevent the coronavirus disease?
The CDC recommends the following social distancing guidelines:
  • Stay home from work, school, and all activities when you are sick with COVID-19 symptoms, which may include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
  • Keep away from others who are sick.
  • Limit close contact with others as much as possible (about 6 feet).
  • Shopping online and opting for “no-contact delivery” (when available) is another way to maintain social distancing.
How do you disinfect surfaces for the coronavirus disease?
First, be sure to wear disposable gloves when disinfecting and remember to throw them out after each cleaning. If you’re using reusable gloves, they should be used only for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces for COVID-19 and not for any other purpose. Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed.

Wash any surface that may be dirty with detergent or a mixture of soap and water before disinfecting. For disinfection, you can use diluted bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at minimum 70% alcohol, and commonly used EPA-registered household disinfectants.

What procedures has TXOME implemented to protect customers?
As an extra measure of precaution, TXOME has taken proactive and voluntary steps to ensure packages are safe for handling:

All employees receive two body temperature checks during the day: one before work and one at work. All body temperature checking results are recorded and filed.

All employees wear disposable face masks at work. Additionally, our Operators in Quality Control and those who are part of the shipping process wear disposable latex gloves to avoid touching finished goods directly.

Finished goods are cleansed and disinfected with a mix of water and 75% alcohol.