In the past year, more than ever, many people have discovered the importance of keeping their spaces clean in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many facilities have made cleaning tasks part of their employees’ regular responsibilities. Others are bringing in professional cleaners to help keep facilities as sanitary as possible for the benefit of both guests and employees. There are some tasks, however, that need to be taken care of regularly in order to help reduce the potential spread of illness.
Are you looking for little things you can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the office? Try some of these ideas.
1. Clean off your desk.
Remove items that people often share, including pens, and place them inside the desk. Keep a specific supply of sanitary options and put them in a separate area when they have been used so that you can clean them before they go back into your sanitary collection. By cleaning off your desk and keeping those items in a specific area, you can keep track of which items have been used and which ones have not more easily.
2. Wipe down kitchen items after using them.
Do you have a shared office kitchen? If so, it’s important to keep that item as clear as possible. After each time you use the microwave or coffee maker, take a moment to wipe it down with a cleansing wipe. This simple step can go a long way toward reducing the spread of germs.
3. Clean your keyboard.
If you have a shared workspace, it’s critical that you keep it as sanitary as possible. Make sure you sanitize your keyboard after each day’s work if needed.
4. Wipe down your doorknob and other high-touch areas at the end of the day.
Keeping those areas sanitary can help reduce the spread of illness throughout your organization. Consider keeping a pack of sanitary wipes beside the door, where you can easily grab them and wipe them down at the end of the day. It only takes a few minutes to wipe down these areas, but it can make a big difference when it comes to keeping everyone healthy.
5. Sanitize your hands before using community equipment.
Need to use the office copy machine? Take an extra moment to sanitize your hands before each use. If you sanitize your hands ahead of time, you may find it easier to reduce the spread of germs throughout the facility–and you won’t have to worry as much about wiping those items down when you’re done. If you’re worried about germ transmission, consider putting on a pair of disposable gloves before you use that equipment.
6. Wipe down surfaces in the bathroom.
If you use a communal bathroom, it’s particularly important to wipe down surfaces in the bathroom at the end of the day. If you know the cleaners come in on a specific day of the week, you might not have to worry about it that day; but keeping the bathroom clean is something you may want to prioritise the rest of the week, too. Plan to take a few moments at the end of the day to wipe down counters, stall doors, and faucet handles before you head out. Making sure that this takes place at the end of each shift can make it easier to keep the area sanitary.
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