Yes! That’s right; the coronavirus is on every news channel!
After all, a public health emergency was recently declared to the United States in response to the coronavirus.
The BAD news: The coronavirus remains a serious global threat.
The GOOD news: The risk to the general population in the United States is currently low.
In order to maintain a low threat to the United States, it’s critical to maintain a clean and sanitary environment.
This can be immediately executed by having the proper cleaning, sanitization, and disinfection practices in place. With such precautions made, the aid in reducing the spread of the coronavirus and other infectious diseases can be made.
While the Trump Administration has taken action to protect our country, we too can also do our part to keep the this risk low!
“Here at The Business Cleaning Company Corp., we are ISSA members and are committed to providing the best practices in these vital cleaning services so your business can have peace of mind.”
Dr. Vanessa Raabe, NYU Langone Health, explains the TRUTH about the coronavirus:
“The coronavirus is a family of viruses and several of them cause about 10% of the common colds that we see but what we’re seeing in China right now is the emergence of a new strain that we have NOT seen in humans before so we don’t know how transmissible this is yet or deadly this is going to be.”
Your Personal Checklist – Steps you can take right now:
Proper hand washing – Surprisingly, many people do not properly wash their hands. Hand washing needs to be done for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water to kill the germs to the extent you can. This is more helpful for a healthy person for preventing others and themself from getting sick.
People that are already sick – wear a mask to help decrease that risk to other people. However, surgical masks don’t form a tight seal around your face. You’re still getting air that’s going around the sides of the mask , so you can still potentially get exposed to an infection that’s going around from the air droplets. The chance that a mask will help prevent you from getting ill is low.
- Use hand sanitizers when wash stations are not available. (70% alcohol-based)
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, not your hands.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
Steps for Businesses:
Instruct your cleaning staff to pay special attention during their daily cleaning routine to clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as:
- Door knobs
- Plumbing fixtures
- Elevator buttons
- Office workstations
- Provide hand sanitizers. (70% alcohol-based)
- Provide disposable wipes for commonly used surfaces such as keyboards, remote controls, phones, etc.
- Encourage employees to stay home when sick.
- Separate sick employees and send them home.
- Emphasize respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees.
Finally, remember, it’s difficult how to identify who’s potentially sick because we live in an international world where people tend to travel a lot. You never know who just got off an airplane!
The best thing we can personally do is avoid people who are actively sick and keep our environment clean.
If you need assistance, we provide professional cleaning services to businesses nationwide. We are on call 24-hours a day! Whether you need an emergency office cleaning or a maintenance project, we’re ready to assist your janitorial needs. Get a quote: Call: 1 (800) 317 – 2636
Businesses We Recommend for Routine Sanitation Maintenance Services:
- Hospital and Biotech
- Education Facilities
- Executive Office Suites – 50+ Employees
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