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Cleaning and Disinfecting your Facility

This guidance is indicated for buildings in community settings and is not intended for healthcare settings. Additionally, this guidance only applies to cleaning and disinfection to prevent the spread of Virus that causes Covid-19.
MaintainX
07/19/2022

Cleaning and Disinfecting your Facility

This guidance is indicated for buildings in community settings and is not intended for healthcare settings. Additionally, this guidance only applies to cleaning and disinfection to prevent the spread of Virus that causes Covid-19.

    When to Clean and When to Disinfect: Cleaning with products containing soap or detergent reduces germs on surfaces by removing contaminants and decreases risk of infection from surfaces.

    If no one with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 has been in a space cleaning once a day is usually enough to remove virus that may be on surfaces. This also helps maintain a healthy facility.

    You may want to either clean more frequently or choose to disinfect in addition to cleaning in shared spaces if the space:

  • If a sick person or someone who tested positive for COVID-19 has been in your facility within the last 24 hours, you should clean AND disinfect the space.

  • Routine Cleaning

  • Implement: Clean High-Touch Surfaces

  • Clean high-touch surfaces at least once a day or as often as determined is necessary. Examples of high-touch surfaces include pens, counters, shopping carts, tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, stair rails, elevator buttons, desks, keyboards, phones, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

  • Protect Yourself and Other Cleaning Staff

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after cleaning. Be sure to wash your hands immediately after removing gloves.

  • Disinfect Safely When Needed

  • Always follow the directions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product. The label will include safety information and application instructions. Keep disinfectants out of the reach of children. Many products recommend keeping the surface wet with a disinfectant for a certain period (see “contact time” on the product label).

  • Alternative Disinfection Methods

  • Clean and Disinfect Specific Types of Surfaces

  • Soft surfaces such as carpet, rugs, and drapes

  • Laundry such as clothing, towels, and linens

  • Electronics such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines

  • Outdoor areas

  • Clean and Disinfect Your Facility When Someone Is Sick

  • If a sick person or someone who tested positive for COVID-19 has been in your facility within the last 24 hours, you should clean and disinfect the spaces they occupied.

  • Before cleaning and disinfecting

  • While cleaning and disinfecting

  • Vacuum the space if needed. Use a vacuum equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter and bags, if available.

  • Additional Considerations for Employers and Facility Operators

  • Develop policies to protect and train workers before assigning cleaning and disinfecting tasks.

Source: MaintainX (Community Member)

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