A lot of local businesses have rented air purifiers and air filtration equipment from the company where I work.
- My coworkers and I are still responsible for maintaining the equipment when problems arise.
Since a lot of business owners do not understand how to maintain the industrial air filtration equipment, there are a lot of service calls during the week. The weekend is also quite busy and I was on call to service equipment last Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, I received a call from the poker room. We have two dozen air purifiers set up in the poker room so they can continue to do business during the covid-19 problem. I was amazed by the number of people inside of the poker room. It didn’t seem like they were social distancing at all and there was less than 6 feet between many people. I didn’t want to enter the building when I saw the crowd of people, but I didn’t have any choice. I put on a mask and gloves and went inside to fix the air filtration issues. When I came back to work on Monday morning, I had a conversation with my boss about the conditions inside the building. My boss offered to take me off those jobs when they come up, but otherwise he didn’t seem very interested in my complaints. I probably could have called the health department to report the activity. They must be breaking the law in our county. There’s no way it’s safe to have the room filled with so many poker players.