Top Tips For Reopening Your Facility During a Pandemic
As many states throughout the country begin to reopen, facility managers need to plan ahead to ensure as safe an environment as possible. Staff and customers alike should feel safe in the knowledge that you are making every effort to protect them. Here are some tips for reopening as safely as possible:
1) Promote Social Distancing And Safe Behavior
Rearranging desks and other furnishings to promote social distancing is a good start. In areas where people tend to congregate or stand in line, consider marking floors with tape or stickers to indicate safe intervals. Post signs at the entrance to your facility reminding people to practice social distancing and encouraging the use of masks. Limit or eliminate in-person meetings and other in-office gatherings and encourage remote work when possible.
2) Promote Better Hand Hygiene
Providing sanitizing solutions or wipes throughout your facility helps promote hand hygiene and surface sanitization. Additionally, making these items accessible near high-touch and shared surfaces like doors, elevators, and reception areas allows for easy hand and surface sanitizing. Furthermore, ensure that restroom soap dispensers are filled regularly with disinfectant soaps.
Be sure that the products your use meet the CDC guidelines for proper sanitization. Look for labels with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol.
3) Utilize Porter and Matron Services
Porter and matron services allow for ongoing cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day. These professional cleaning personnel can continuously clean and sanitize high-touch surfaces, restrooms, and other common areas throughout the facility, helping to ensure a safe and sanitary environment for staff and customers.
4) Consider Regular Cold Fog Disinfection
Cold fogging is a process where a disinfectant is put into a machine and atomized into the air. Unlike a spray, a fog saturates the air in a mist and covers virtually every surface in your facility. Therefore, even hard-to-reach areas that are typically overlooked with traditional cleaning methods become saturated in a disinfecting fog, effectively killing bacteria, viruses, and germs. Cold fogging can be performed during non-business hours so as not to interrupt regular business operations.
5) Hire Commercial Cleaning Services
Probably the best way to ensure a clean and safe facility is to hire a reputable commercial cleaning company. High-quality commercial cleaning companies understand how to properly clean and disinfect your facility and are trained to address high-touch areas, properly use disinfectants and cleaning chemicals, and avoid cross-contamination.
Need Help Planning Your Reopening?
Complete Care Maintenance can help you to prepare for reopening your facility in the midst of the pandemic. We can provide for you a custom commercial cleaning plan, schedule regular cold fogging services, provide porter and matron services, and ensure that your soap dispensers and hand sanitizers never run dry. Call or contact us today and let us help you to reopen your facility in a safe and sanitary way!