We have discussed the differences between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. The question we have been getting is, “if we sanitize our office, is it safe to be there?” The answer is that after an office is sanitized it is much safer to enter than prior to office being sanitized. Sanitization is not a “one and done” proposition.
People Still Need to Diligent about Washing Hands and Staying Safe
As soon as people enter the picture, then the risk associated with exposure to the coronavirus increases. Even after sanitizing your office, it is crucial that everyone in the office continues to practice social distancing and protect themselves and those around them by wearing a mask.
Sanitizing an office rids your office of over 99% of the viruses that are living on the surfaces in the offices and in the restrooms. Sanitization does not make a surface immune to being contaminated again when it is touched by people in the office. Sanitization does give you the peace of mind to know that you are starting from a safe place, and as long as you are careful about who comes into your office, the chances of bringing the virus back into the office is reduced.
A Sanitizaton Routine Needs to be Established
It is not perfect. COVID-19 has a long incubation period. That means that people can be infected and spread the virus even if they are not yet showing symptoms, so you have to be prepared to maintain your sanitization routine on a regular basis.
NYC’s Best Commercial Cleaning Service is owned and operated by Claudette Robb Ross who brings over 25 years of commercial cleaning, including managing luxury hotel housekeeping department, to your door. Claudette and her staff understand the processes required for properly sanitizing an office space and will work to keep your office, your employees, and your visitors safe.
Keeping safe is a team effort
The CDC recommends that your office be sanitized or disinfected every day. In between sanitizations, your employees can do their part to remain safe by:
- Stay home if sick, except to get medical care.
- Maintain a distance of at least 6 ft. from all other persons
- Understand that no one with symptoms should be present at the workplace. Employees should inform their supervisor if they or their colleagues develop symptoms at work, especially fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing noses, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
- To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc.
- Minimize handling cash, credit cards, and mobile or electronic devices when possible.
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