CORONAVIRUS CLEANING & DISINFECTION OF COVID-19
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The CDC suggests that employers ensure that adequate supplies are maintained and workplaces are disinfected often as possible until disinfection treatments can begin.
Coronavirus cases have hit the U.S., and employers and employees alike are concerned about how the virus may spread through the workplace. Serious respiratory illnesses are generally spread through coughing or sneezing, touching objects with contaminated hands, and touching your face after touching contaminated objects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What is novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and how is it spread? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are best known for causing the common cold. They are also responsible for more serious respiratory illnesses such as SARS and MERS. The CDC says the new coronavirus can be spread from person-to-person with contact within about six feet or closer. The virus is believed to be spread between people mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory illnesses spread. These drops can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or inhaled into the lungs.
COVID-19 Protection starts with Handwashing with soap and water. The best way to prevent transmission of the virus before disinfection treatments start, according to the CDC and Prevention, is to follow these 3 steps.
1. Clean Your Workstation – Employers should encourage employees and housekeeping staff to routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace, such as keyboards, remote controls, desks, countertops and doorknobs as best as possible until a disinfection can be done.
2. Wash Your Hands
3. Practice Sneezing and Coughing Etiquette
- Avoiding coughing or sneezing into your hands.
- Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
- Putting used tissue in a wastebasket.
Considering how similar viruses spread, people infected with COVID-19 may be spreading the virus through respiratory secretions when they cough or sneeze, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). “There is much more to learn about the transmissibility, severity, and other features associated with COVID-19 as the outbreak investigation continues.
The CDC noted that previous outbreaks of coronavirus have spread through close contact with sick people. “A critical time to practice good hygiene etiquette is when you are sick, especially when coughing or sneezing.”
Will regular cleaning products kill the Virus? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said coronaviruses are among “the easiest to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product.” But the EPA noted that emerging viral pathogens are less common and predictable than established pathogens, so few registered disinfectant products specifically target them. However, few credible products may not yet carry a label promising to kill COVID-19 and still may have that ability.
A best practice in the interim however, is to avoid contact with people who are sick. “If you are ill, you should try to distance yourself from others so you do not spread your germs”.
Serious respiratory illnesses are generally spread through coughing or sneezing, touching objects with contaminated hands, and touching your face after touching contaminated objects.
From what we know so far, the novel coronavirus is thought to spread primarily by people and their respiratory droplets — think coughs, sneezes, spit. In other words, person-to-person transmission is most common.While it’s holds true that people who touch surfaces or objects contaminated with the virus and then touch their mouths or eyes can also become infected, this may not be the only way the virus spreads.
Certain cleaning regiments may not yield positive results. Disinfectant wipes can only go so far. To get a virus free area, disinfect all touchable objects & surfaces immediately with an appropriate disinfectant and service company by calling us immediately at 501-620-3264.