Measures to protect employee, community and client health.

Covid 19 Response; Safety Plan

Updated December 15, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, Lighthouse Window Cleaning had suspended operations since March 16, 2020. Ten team members had been laid off in order to eliminate the spread of Covid 19. After six weeks of suspended operation, Lighthouse Window Cleaning is taking careful steps to resume operations beginning May1st, 2020. We have reached out to assemblyman Kiley’s office for clarification on the directive.

The response was,  “Cal OES confirmed that they are not adding other industries to the list at this time as they think the list is clear enough for business owners to make a determination.”

Placer County Directive as of 4/20/2020:

“Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the habitability, sanitation, and operation of residences and Essential Businesses. Arborists, landscapers, gardeners, and similar service professionals, provided physical distancing practices are maintained throughout service and payment, any shared equipment is cleaned between users, and crew members who are not members of the same household do not travel in the same vehicle.”

Lighthouse Window Cleaning has the primary goal of providing team members a safe work environment. In addition, we are committed to providing a safe experience for our clients. We feel it is in the best interest of our team members and clients to resume work in a safe and calculated manner while adhering to the guidelines of the current directive.

We are in a fluid state and will amend our practices to best reflect a safe environment of our team and clients as we proceed.


A strict Covid 19 Policy and social distancing policy will be in place to ensure safety to our staff and our clients. Posting of social distancing protocol will be located in each company vehicle as well as emailed to each team member.

  1. Only one person travels in a van unless the driver and passenger is living in the same household.
  2. Six feet social distance must be maintained between clients and team members.
  3. Six feet of social distance must be maintained between team members.
  4. Only one team member is performing interior work at any individual job.
  5. Team meetings will be suspended. All team information will be communicated via text.
  6. Employees will wear face coverings over the nose and mouth for any interior work needed. Clients are required to maintain six feet from employees. Face masks will be provided to employees if needed.
  7. Clients are encouraged to wear face masks while employees are inside of home.
  8. Payment will be on line or handled with no contact. Checks and cash will be accepted as long as a six foot distance is maintained with the client. No exchange of pens and invoices will be left on a surface maintaining 6 feet of distance with the client. . Invoicing may also be done online..
  9. Hand washing is required before and after each job.
  10. Sanitizer,fresh water  and hand soap available in each vehicle. Employees are responsible to fill up vessels with fresh water to be kept in each van.
  11. No sharing of equipment..
  12. Interior of vehicles and equipment will be cleaned and sanitized after each client and at the end of each shift.
  13. Cleaning towels, water and strip washers will be changed after each job.
  14. All clothing is washed at the end of each day including sweatshirts, hats, pants and facemasks.  Window cleaning supplies and towels are cleaned prior to starting any job.
  15. Any signs of illness, employees must stay home.
  16. Symptom checks for each employee will be done by phone with a supervisor prior to each shift.
  17. Wash hands frequently and do not touch your face..
  18. Except for emergency services, Dryer Vent Cleaning will not be added to the schedule for the month of May.

Office functions:

All office functions will be done remotely. Office work will be done at a home office of employees. No customer access will be involved. All interaction, scheduling and follow up will be conducted by phone and internet.
Management meetings involving a maximum of three people will be held outdoors providing 6 foot of social distancing is maintained and no shared office supplies.

Covid 19 protocol will be provided by phone and email to all clients prior to service.

Please contact John Shanahan; owner of Lighthouse Window Cleaning with any questions, comments or suggestions.

916-259-6288 - cell 916-912-5706