Getting Back to Work Safely: Cleaning your office post COVID-19
South Floridians begin returning to work, as officials in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties recently eased COVID-19 restrictions on non-essential businesses, closely following similar orders in Palm Beach County. But the dangers of a COVID-19 resurgence is far from over. Aggressive precautionary cleaning and hygienic practices will be at the forefront in the battle to keep this novel coronavirus at bay in the workplace. With this in mind, we’ve outlined the best protection strategy for keeping your team safe at the office.
How individuals move through the office will need to adjust during this sensitive transition period. Consider restricting the number of people that can enter high traffic areas such as kitchens and conference rooms. Provide more personal protection for your team by increasing their access to hand sanitizers, wipes, masks and gloves. Major suppliers are still running behind on production, so ordering ahead is essential. You must also have a plan in place in the event an employee tests positive for COVID-19, employing a combination of social distancing and increased disinfection.
Cleaning programs in the workplace should shift from regular maintenance to more aggressive, preventative cleaning, which prioritizes increased disinfection. Recent research shows that the virus can live on surfaces like metal, plastic, and wood from three to five days. As many individuals contract COVID-19 without any symptoms, they could be spreading the virus at work without realizing it. To protect from this likelihood, consider contracting day porter services to disinfect high traffic areas such as lobbies, kitchens, and restrooms. They can also focus on high-contact points like counters, door handles, elevator buttons and light switches.
In the battle against COVID-19, the electrostatic sprayer has emerged as a major lifesaver. Consider adding this service to your regular cleaning routine. The technology allows for unmatched and thorough disinfection with rapid application. The electrostatic spray diffusion allows us to access difficult nooks and crannies, while also adding a positive charge, which makes the disinfecting solution cling to surfaces for truly uniform coverage. The technology has already been adopted to combat the virus, particularly in high-contact areas like airplanes. At SparkleTeam, we have the technology available to add to your regular cleaning program. Please contact us if you would like to discuss.