What Are the CDC Guidelines for Commercial Cleaning?

The number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 is increasing, and the risk of spreading COVID-19 is on the decline. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their guidelines on residential and commercial cleaning. There are still important considerations for maintaining business sanitization you should know.

Read on and learn the latest CDC guidelines to ensure your commercial cleaning practices are up to code.

Be Vigilant, But Don’t Panic

Early during the coronavirus pandemic, the CDC advised frequent scrubbing with disinfecting agents. It was common to see people spraying cleaners and wiping things down all during the day. As the spread of COVID-19 slows, the CDC no longer states this is necessary.

Now they tell businesses to clean daily with standard cleaners like soap and warm water. Regular cleaning reduces the number of germs on a surface and decreases the risk of contagion. Clean frequently-touched surfaces at least once a day.

If there is a case of COVID-19 in your business, a more detailed and frequent disinfecting schedule may be necessary. 

Make Cleaning a Habit

Even without imminent risk of disease in your office or business, office hygiene is an excellent habit. Here are some daily cleaning tasks to perform in your workplace:

  • Wipe down doorknobs, tables, light switches, and counters each day
  • Remove visible dirt or grime from any surface as soon as you see it
  • Use cleaning products that are suitable for the surfaces or items you are cleaning. Check labels for usage instructions
  • Encourage workers to wash hands with soap and warm water
  • If soap and water aren’t available, provide CDC-approved hand sanitizer

These simple daily activities will improve the cleanliness of your business. They also help reduce the risk of spreading germs and disease all year long. 

Use Commercial Cleaning Services

In many cases, business owners do not have the time to focus on cleaning offices, workspaces, or public areas. That’s when a commercial cleaning service is beneficial. Look for a service that can provide regular cleaning of all surfaces to reduce the risk of germs and bacteria. 

It’s essential to find a cleaning service that can provide urgent cleaning and disinfecting services in the event of COVID-19. If there is such an incident, they can isolate the area and help you keep your business running. With a cleaning service, you can focus on managing your business, knowing the workplace complies with current CDC guidelines.

Keep it Clean

The updated CDC guidelines state businesses can relax their disinfecting and sanitizing practices. They still advise regular cleaning to prevent the spread of germs. Clean high-touch surfaces each day, wash your hands frequently, and make cleaning a part of the daily routine. 

If your schedule doesn’t allow time for cleaning the office yourself, hire a commercial cleaning service. Choose a team that specializes in both routine janitorial services and emergency disinfection. 

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