As the COVID pandemic continues to evolve, some workplaces in the Canton area have adopted a hybrid model, where employees do some of their work at home and report to the office for other tasks. What’s the right approach to keeping workplaces appropriately clean and hygienic given this new work pattern?
We asked a Canton janitorial service what parts of the workplace are most important to keep clean, no matter what.
Number one on the list – no surprise! Bathrooms. Everyone needs to use the restroom at some time. Professional cleaning companies prioritize cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting the bathrooms as key to keeping the facility safe and healthy. In the age of COVID, it’s a good idea to choose a janitorial service that uses medical-grade cleaning products.
Other high-touch areas that need to be kept scrupulously clean in the hybrid workplace include any shared workstations, conference tables, countertops, doorways, light switches, thermostat controls, keypads, and touchless entry technology. Because the COVID virus has been proven to linger on surfaces for up to four days, daily cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces is highly recommended.
How often should the hybrid workplace be cleaned?
To answer this question requires understanding how often employees are going to be in the space, as well as the number of employees. Additionally, the nature of the workplace matters: if the public is coming into the workplace, more frequent cleaning becomes necessary. Your Canton janitorial service will work with you to determine a cleaning schedule that makes sense for your business and your budget.
Understanding the role of workplace cleanliness and employee confidence
In every hybrid workplace, employees are all doing their own personal level of risk assessment. Given their own personal health history and the health situations of the people they care about most in the world, does it make sense for them to be in the workplace at this time? If you as an employer want them to be able to say yes to this question, prioritizing workplace cleanliness makes sense. When the workplace environment is visibly cleaner, workers feel more confident about their health and safety.