As businesses across the country start to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety is, of course, becoming the number one priority. Across the country, extra measures will now be taken to ensure everyone's safety — from the janitor to the CEO. And while this, in the short term, may seem inconvenient and a bit of an expense, it's worth it in the long term, especially when the health and safety of all involved are integral to the smooth running and growth of the business.
With that in mind, let's take a look at ways to sanitize your business using new COVID-19 compliant protocols.
Cleaning And Sanitizing Your Business: What The CDC Recommends
No less of an authority than the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued guidelines for reopening businesses in the wake of COVID-19. These safety protocols will go a long way in cleaning and sanitizing your business. The CDC's recommendations include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. When cleaning the facilities, take the necessary precautions against the spread of COVID-19. Before beginning the clean-up process, wear masks and gloves, clean all hard surfaces using soap and water, and finish the job with an antibacterial disinfectant. Be sure to take extra measures to regularly clean high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs and light switches.
2. A series of disinfectants are proven to be effective against the spread of SARs-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These disinfectants are on a list known as List N, and it must be stressed that these disinfectants are safe for surfaces, not humans.
3. If you cannot obtain a disinfectant from List N, a diluted bleach solution made of chlorine bleach and water will do fine. Ensure that there is proper and adequate ventilation when cleaning, and do not mix bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser that will cause the emission of toxic fumes.
4. For soft surfaces (such as couches and carpets), launder them when possible, or use a soap and water solution to disinfect.
By taking the necessary steps to disinfect your business, you can create a safe and healthy environment, regardless of the pandemic.