You can’t escape it. The news of Coronavirus or Covid-19 is perpetual and on-going. In today’s 24/7 news cycle, it’s getting increasingly difficult to determine what is factual, what is exaggerated or what is just outright false. While there are still many unknowns about this virus, there is a common solution everyone can agree on. That commonly accepted solution is cleanliness. Whether it’s a commercial deep cleaning of your facilities or implementing best practices for personal hygiene in the workplace, it is clear that a clean facility is your number one way to prevent Coronavirus in your commercial properties.
So, what steps should you take? What should you expect from your commercial janitorial company?
These are questions on the minds of many property managers. As a helpful resource to you, we’ve compiled a list of key steps you can take to keep your facilities clean and ultimately safe to combat the spread of Coronavirus. The economic impact to a business can be devastating if these matters are not taken seriously so get cleaning now.
FOR YOUR FACILITIES:
Make sure your janitorial company is using the highest quality and the most recommended disinfectant commercial solutions.
Consider a deep cleaning of your facilities especially if you operate a high traffic business environment.
Fix any areas of your facilities that can be welcoming to harmful germs such as plumbing or sewage leaks. This includes any still water.
Day porter services can be used throughout the day to constantly disinfect surfaces and possible problem areas.
Consider a deep forensic cleaning of your equipment, especially equipment often touched by personnel throughout the day.
Consider increasing the frequency of your janitorial services. Consult with your company and make sure the company is aware of all your concerns.
Develop an emergency plan in case of a hazmat situation caused by a potential infection.
FOR YOUR STAFF AND GUESTS:
Staff should not come to work if they are sick.
Place hand sanitizers or disinfectant wipes throughout the facility so it is readily available for all. It’s a team effort.
Staff should be prevented from traveling to trouble spots around the world. See list here.
ADDITIONAL SAFETY TIPS FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:
Wash your hands frequently. Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing. Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene. Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider. Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves
There are many reasons why so many companies rely on Terminal Cleaning Solutions, for all their building, facility, and property services. At the core, and the key differentiator, are our people and their constant commitment to excellence and unparalleled service.