BACK TO BUSINESS WITH ERNEST
We’re getting on board with getting you back to your place of business. And we’re going to keep it official, i.e. give you the guidelines from the Center of Disease Control. They’re the best policies and practices we put into place for Jan-San, Facility Maintenance and Safety, too. A lot of it’s common sense. A lot of it’s simple to do. But none of it’s for naught. Because the health and safety of your crew is the biggest part of it all.
RULE THE PLAN IT
For cleaning, plan with the one-week rule in mind. If your crew hasn’t been in the workplace for seven days, you only need to do a routine cleaning. If there’s been traffic, surfaces touched, desks occupied, etc., then disinfect and sanitize those areas immediately after. And think ahead about what personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning products you’ll need when you return to work. That’s where Ernest can lend a (gloved) hand. We’ll help you scope, get the items you need, plus stick to state, tribal, local and territorial ground rules.
After you know what you need, here’s what you do. First, clean with good old soap and water. Then, deep clean and disinfect with EPA-approved products to fight COVID-19. It’s also a good idea to read the label to determine the product meets your specific needs. While your eyes are down there, double-check the safety information and instructions. And just like Mr. Yuk taught us back in the day, always make sure your disinfectants are out of the reach of children.
Healthy and safe means regular cleaning. Wash surfaces first to remove germs, then disinfect to kill them. Disinfect frequently-touched surfaces daily at the very least. And if possible, keep practicing social distancing at work. You can also reduce the use of common spaces, avoid frequently touched objects and of course, wash your hands regularly. If you’re feeling sick? That’s simple. Stay home.
REOPENING, IN CLOSING
If you have any questions regarding the best practices for staying healthy and safe during COVID-19, please refer to the official CDC guidelines, here. And if you’d like a free virtual consultation, reach out to us. We wish you the best and salute those of you who are running business as usual during these unusual times.