If you’re concerned about operating your facility safely during the COVID 19 pandemic, it’s a good idea to understand surface transmission of diseases. COVID-19 can be spread a number of ways, including via surface transmission. Surface transmission means an individual touches a surface that has COVID 19 on it, most likely left there by someone else who previously touched that same surface. When the person touches the surface and picks up the virus, especially if they subsequently touch their face, they can become sick.
For this reason, we, as a Holbrook commercial cleaning company, and our professional colleagues, highly recommend thorough cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection of all high touch surfaces within the workplace. This should be done frequently, as part of regular office cleaning. For best results, medical-grade cleaning and disinfection products should be used.
What is considered a high-touch surface? Many examples may immediately spring to mind, including shared workstations, conference tables, countertops in reception areas, and of course, the bathrooms. But for this article, we’d like to take a moment to focus on interior doorways.
Whether these doorways separate waiting areas from treatment spaces, give executives or working groups some privacy, or are for the bathrooms or supply closets, the fact is they get touched fairly often. These doors may be getting touched by your patients or customers, their family members, and potentially even their service animals, as well as by your employees, any service or delivery people who come into your facility, and countless others. Even if we weren’t in the midst of a deadly pandemic, you can see why having interior doors thoroughly wiped down, sanitized and disinfected makes sense. Depending on the size of your business, you can have this service worked into your commercial cleaning routine on a seasonal deep cleaning basis or as part of your regular janitorial cleaning.