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A COVID-19 Checklist for a Clean, Safe Office

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From a medical office with dozens of patients visiting each day to an industrial warehouse with few visitors, a commercial space needs to be on constant alert for COVID-19 germs. When COVID-19 first became a concern in early 2020, you never dreamed that two years later, it would still be an issue.

However, it’s essential that you protect your employees and customers from accidental COVID-19 infections. You’re making all the right moves by allowing a professional cleaning team to sanitize your building during off-hours, but what about during the day? 

You need to retouch high-traffic areas to eliminate any new COVID-19 germs that arrived with employees or clients. This COVID-19 checklist can help you maximize your efforts. 

Use the Correct Cleaning Products

In the past, you simply used a little soap and water to wipe down counters and other places that got dirty in between professional commercial cleanings, but this is no longer enough. You need the correct cleaning products to get rid of COVID-19 particles. 

The old cleaners and cleaning methods don’t stand a chance against COVID-19, and you need to bring in the correct cleaning products to combat these germs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) List N features the cleaning products that you need in your commercial space for cleaning throughout the busy workday. 

You can compare the cleaners that you already have on hand to those on the EPA List N. It’s possible that you might need to make some changes to your selection of available cleaning products. 

Benefits of Using the COVID-19 Checklist Throughout the Work Day

You might think it’s okay to leave all the COVID-19 to your commercial cleaning service that comes in after the workday ends, but this isn’t the case. There are many benefits of using the COVID-19 checklist during the day. 

These cleaning habits allow you to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission among employees and clients. When your staff stays healthy, you won’t be faced with employees out sick or customers who can’t buy. Healthy employees are productive ones, and the COVID-19 checks make a difference for your employee’s health. 

High-Traffic Areas COVID-19 Checklist

Here’s an extensive list of areas in your office, medical facility, or industrial warehouse where you should be routinely cleaning throughout the day and in-between visits from our professional cleaning crew:

After Each Use

These are items that need to be disinfected each time someone uses them because they’re popular spots in any commercial space that people touch frequently:

  • Telephones
  • Door handles
  • Light switches
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Tablets
  • Cleaning stations
  • Railings on stairs and other areas
  • Faucet handles
  • Tools
  • Storage spaces for tools
  • Medical equipment
  • Medical instruments
  • Handles for cabinets
  • Menus
  • Elevator buttons
  • Trays or containers used for delivering products or invoices

Several Times Throughout the Day

There are some places throughout your office, warehouse, or industrial space that are hard to clean after each use or even know that it’s been used. It’s a good practice to keep a cleaning schedule throughout the day and sanitize these areas:

  • Sinks
  • Counters
  • Toilet seats
  • Desktops
  • Vending machines
  • Thermostat covers
  • Call buttons
  • Clipboards
  • Pens and pencils
  • Coffee pots
  • Water fountains
  • Doors
  • Trash can tops
  • Clipboards

If you don’t have daily, professional cleaning, it’s a good idea to have each person disinfect their area at the end of the day to keep the office or warehouse free of COVID-19 particles. Of course, a cleaning service is one of the best ways to prevent COVID-19 from thriving in your commercial space. 

Conclusion

When you run a business, it falls to you to make sure that you’re taking all the precautions necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This checklist is a handy addition to your cleaning routine during the day and business hours. 

Of course, you need your commercial space professionally cleaned on a regular schedule to take care of the big jobs while concentrating on the special details. At JaniTek, our teams are experienced and skilled at helping to keep COVID-19 particles at bay in any commercial facility. 

Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment to keep your employees and customers safe and healthy. 

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