As the possibility of reopening more office spaces seems to be on the horizon, we’re all thinking about the best ways to do so. A big sticking point is the cleanliness of spaces and whether an office cleaning plan will be enough to help keep COVID-19 at bay. There’s no simple solution here; preventing COVID-19 requires a multitude of efforts. Still, there are some ways you can address your office cleaning plan and decide whether or not you need to step up your game in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Stopping Coronavirus in its Tracks with Office Cleaning
As scary as COVID-19 may be, getting rid of the physical virus is just as easy as most other germs. Your office cleaning plan likely already involves the use of a variety of disinfecting products, including cleaning wipes with 70% or higher alcohol content, that will all be effective in killing the coronavirus. If you need to tackle more extensive areas, it may be wise to use electrostatic fogging, which involves misting the area with an antimicrobial spray that will kill viruses on contact.
Improved Office Cleaning Services
Preparing for office life after COVID-19 may be as simple as doing more of what you’re already doing. This could include ramping up your janitorial services, helping create a more sanitary environment. You may also want to look into new cleaning methods, such as the aforementioned electrostatic fogging. Stepping up your janitorial game can be an essential element in creating a healthy workplace.
Any cleaning plan is going to have to place some accountability on employees. An employer may have to provide a clean space, but employees are also responsible for maintaining some of that cleanliness. Be sure to provide them with all the proper supplies to keep their areas clean. Give them trash and recycling bins, leave out sanitary wipes, and post signage to remind people of proper cleanliness protocols. Keeping COVID-19 at bay requires everyone to work together.
Evaluate Your Standards
It’s important that you make your employees feel comfortable in their workplace. Check in with them regularly to see how they’re feeling—if they’re confident in your cleaning plan, they’ll likely be more productive and willing to help maintain the cleanliness of their own spaces as well.
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