Preventing the Coronavirus in Office Spaces and How It Spreads
June 11, 2020
In our efforts to help our nation heal from the suffering and fear that COVID-19 has caused, we want to educate our readers on preventing the coronavirus in office spaces. It’s been said that this virus might rear its ugly head again in the colder months, so we want to help prepare you with everything you need to know about how this virus spreads and how you can lessen its chances of affecting your life directly.
Reopening our businesses is part of how we all will heal; however, it’s important to make sure we aren’t missing any steps to keep people safe. Here are a few tips on what to do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses, and how hiring a commercial cleaning services company such as Image One can help.
How COVID-19 Spreads
At the start of COVID-19, there was a lot of uncertainty. To this day, we are still learning about the virus. But, we now understand how the virus that is responsible for the infection of over 1,800,000 Americans is transmitted.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 primarily spreads from person-to-person. While avoiding direct contact with another person isn’t impossible, the real problem is with the information we have about droplets. Per the CDC:
Respiratory droplets are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets
can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Once these droplets land on a doorknob, table, or any other area, COVID-19 can live on the surface for hours, sometimes days. This information led our nation to a faster-than-ever quarantine and shutdown of businesses across the country. If we don’t know for certain who is carrying coronavirus, how do we go about preventing the coronavirus in office spaces? It’s time we all take action.
Our Responsibility and Ways to Take Action
Many Americans are still in their homes, with limited options on how to take action against the invisible enemy, COVID-19. Some of us might may have felt restricted in their efforts these past few months, but there is a lot we can do to make a difference once everything returns to “normal.”
Personal Hygiene: The first step to making a difference is as easy as washing your hands. Personal hygiene might be a no-brainer, but COVID-19 has forced us all to take a closer look at what we are doing to keep things clean, including ourselves. If you are in charge of a business or own a commercial property, encourage your employees to take this step seriously. This means washing your hands with soap and hot water, using hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cleaning Your Space: Days move fast in the corporate world, and sometimes cleaning your personal space doesn’t make the daily to-do list. But your workspace is a hotspot for viruses and bacteria, and by cleaning your area efficiently, you’re also looking out for the people around you. If your employees don’t have the time, have you thought about hiring a commercial cleaning service to take care of the job? Image One takes the time to understand your needs before you sign a contract, and we are committed to your satisfaction, with unique customized cleaning programs to meet your needs.
Respecting Your Peers: People are dealing with COVID-19 in different ways, so it’s essential that we all respect what steps other people are taking to keep themselves and their families safe. This could be by the continued use of masks and/or maintaining the 6 feet of social distancing that we’ve all become familiar with.
Now that you’ve learned how we are preventing the coronavirus in office spaces, what steps will you take? If you want to bring on a commercial cleaning service that prioritizes disinfection, sanitization, and deep cleaning, please feel free to contact us today!
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