- Use a one-way wipe down
Wipe down a surface in one direction and don’t go back over it in the opposite direction because it will deposit germs that were just cleaned up. Routinely wipe down all frequently touched surfaces such as workstations, counter tops and doorknobs.
- Practice color-coded cleaning
Color code cloths for specific spaces so janitorial and custodial staff doesn’t cross-contaminate — don’t confuse kitchen cloths with the bathroom (You can find color coded cloths here)
- Know what chemicals can do
On the bottle, common household disinfectants tout their ability to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses, including human coronavirus, flu strains, E.coli and salmonella, among others. But will they work against COVID-19? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says these disinfectants are “thought” to be effective against the new coronavirus strain, but until tests confirm it, this has not been scientifically proven. (For effective disinfecting, we recommend Diversey Oxivir Tb Cleaner.)
- Tech disinfect
Don’t forget to wipe down high tough surfaces on an employee’s desk, such as their keyboard and phone. (Wipes such as our Lysol Disinfecting Wipes are perfect for this job.)
- Heavily promote hand washing
Post hand washing and drying signs throughout the office – from the kitchen to the bathroom – to remind employees to clean their hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 to 95 percent alcohol or with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Dry hands thoroughly because germs spread with moisture.
Source: CleanLink | Tips to Disinfecting an Office