What you need to know about COVID-19 and how to prevent the spread of this virus by utilizing proper cleaning methods and being prepared.
With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), thousands of people, places, and businesses around the world have been affected. This is no difference for Kohl Building Maintenance, and the safety of our clients, team members, and the general public is of primary importance to us right now in everything we do. Kohl Building Maintenance has been remaining vigilant and up-to-speed in light of the fluid situation regarding the coronavirus.
By doing this, we are ensuring that we are maintaining up-to-date safety, cleaning protocols, and infection control recommended by the leading global COVID-19 expert such as the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (NHS), the World Health Organization (WHO), and many more. Engaging actively with our service delivery, safety, and operations teams globally, we are ensuring that appropriate information is being shared, and the needs of our clients and team members are met.
Cleaning For Our Clients
Many of our clients have been wondering about our cleaning services amongst this terrible viral outbreak. You might want to know if we offer an enhanced cleaning option beyond our current service levels – the easy answer is yes! Let’s take a look at what we are currently offering as far as our cleaning and home care services go:
Hygiene and Safety Products
We provide products that extend beyond necessary cleaning purposes. Prevention is pivotal when it comes to any viral infection. We can provide excellent cleaning products in high-contact areas.
We Use Enhanced Methods And Disinfectants
Using EPA-registered disinfectants rather than general or all-purpose cleaners will help prevent the spread of pathogens, as well as adhering to strict disinfection procedures will reduce the transfer of viruses. Kohl Building Maintenance ensures the use of proper disinfectant procedures in high-traffic areas.
An Increased Frequency Of Cleaning
In addition to using EPA-registered cleaners, increasing the frequency of cleaning with these disinfectants is vital to protect your occupants and your facility. Kohl Building Maintenance can partner with you to understand traffic patterns and occupancy levels – both will help us determine your specific needs.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Prevention
As of right now, according to the CDC, there is no available vaccine that prevents COVID-19. However, members of the community play a vital role in preventing the spread of the virus. Whether it’s the coronavirus or the common flu, the CDC recommends the following preventative measures to help prevent the spread of respiratory infections:
- Stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with people who are suffering.
- Cover sneezes and coughs with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash when you are done. Cough into your arm.
- High-traffic/touched areas need to be disinfected regularly with a disinfecting cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. The most critical times to do this are after sneezing or blowing your nose before eating and after going to the bathroom. If you don’t have soap readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Though it may sound like common sense, many people forget these very simple preventative measures that can quickly stop the spread of viruses like COVID-19.
How You Should Clean
Excluding specific guidelines followed by airlines and healthcare facilities, etc., the following cleaning measures should be taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The CDC recommends performing routine environmental cleaning, such as:
- Routinely cleaning all surfaces that are touched frequently in the workplace, including doorknobs, countertops, and workstations. Follow directions on cleaning supplies for proper sanitation.
- Before each use of the above-listed areas, use a sanitizing wipe.
- Routine cleaning is recommended at this time, with extra care around high-traffic/touch areas of your facility.
In your facility, if someone has been diagnosed or is being tested for COVID-19, promptly call your manager and safety manager or HR partner, and always follow CDC guidelines. For general questions, please call 1-866-624-1520 and select option 3.
The coronavirus alone has shut down facilities in many countries, and the constant spread of the virus is making its way across the U.S. at rapid rates. It is essential in this time to follow the rules and recommendations put in place by major world health organizations such as the CDC, to ensure your facility or business stays clean and healthy. Knowing how to sanitize both yourself and your facility properly goes a long way in your community when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Ensuring that your facility is clean is comfortable with Kohl Building Maintenance, and we strive to protect your areas at all costs. Contact us today for more information on how you can stay safe from the coronavirus by implementing only a few very simple steps in your community and facility.