It’s no surprise that businesses and institutions are turning to the CDC for guidance on how they should properly protect their facilities during this global pandemic. It’s certainly at the forefront of every business owner or custodian’s mind. What makes the situation more difficult is the inability to know who is coming into a location that may be sick and what they’re interacting with. How do you properly clean and disinfect surfaces during normal operation? How can you provide top level cleaning and disinfecting measures to keep people’s minds at ease?
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The notion being that this is a fluid process which needs to be constantly evaluated and altered given results and changes in your internal environment. Attention should always be paid to high traffic areas and more specifically high touch point surfaces. This makes sense. If multiple people are contacting the same object in a given day the associated risk of transfer multiples as a result.
The following framework is provided for proper cleaning and disinfection:
Normal routine cleaning with soap and water will decrease how much of the virus is on surfaces and objects, which reduces the risk of exposure.
Disinfection using EPA List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) can also help reduce the risk. Frequent disinfection of surfaces and objects touched by multiple people is important.
If products on EPA List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not available, bleach solutions can be used if appropriate for the surface and will be effective against Coronaviruses when properly diluted.
To further prevention and protection all individuals should always wash hands routinely with soap and water for 20 seconds. Using hand sanitizer when this situation is not readily available… or as many know time is simply lacking and it’s a matter of convenience.
MicroShield 360 system takes these guidelines and extends them further. We deploy a 4 hour hand sanitizer which not only provides the instant kill, but also provides the on-going prevention which we are known for. This fills the gaps of “missed” chances to wash or hit another sanitizing station. In addition, our long-lasting antimicrobial coating fills the voids between traditional cleaning an disinfection to provide facility wide protection to the high risk high touch point surfaces 24 hours a day when cleaning staff cannot get to them AFTER they have been touched. As you can imagine this is happening non-stop across the facility. This system was created to integrate seamlessly into the existing CDC protocols while taking the level of protection to another level.