Cleaning Up After COVID-19 Exposure
Commercial cleaning businesses across the country are working extreme hours as current clients ask for increased cleaning frequencies and new clients call for emergency service to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But what is one to do with a facility that has already been compromised?
Ideally, a business could shutdown all of its operations once someone who has used the building tested positive. However, that's easier said than done. For those who have to clean a facility still being used after it has been exposed to the virus, the best way to start is by tracking the movements of the infected person, says Andrew Rosen, vice president for sales at Commercial Cleaning Corp, according to a report by the Society of Human Resource Management.
Every room the infected person has come into contact with in the office should be cleaned and all the high-touch surfaces in those rooms should be disinfected.
If at possible, follow up the cleaning and disinfection of these areas with an electrostatic cleaning.
If unsure of what disinfectants to use for COVID-19 exposure treatment, visit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website. There, one can find a list of disinfectants believed to effective in killing the virus. Just make sure to follow the directions on the label.