Action Plan for Reopening Your Business

Disinfection fogging in action

Are you planning on reopening your business in the near future? How do you ensure that your workplace is safe for your employees and the public? The primary key for returning back to work safely is – education!

First and foremost is to educate your staff on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

What do you do if someone is sick?

IF someone develops symptoms – provide instructions on what to do if they develop symptoms within 14 days after their last possible exposure to the virus.

Close off areas used by the person who is sick.

Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area. Wait 24 hours before you clean or disinfect. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.

Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person who is sick, such as:

  • Offices
  • Bathrooms
  • Common Areas
  • Shared electronic equipment like:
    • Tablets
    • Touch screens
    • Keyboards
    • Remote controls
    • And other surfaces the human body comes into contact with

If more than 7 days since the person who is sick visited or used the facility, additional cleaning and disinfection is not necessary. Continue routing cleaning and disinfection.

Recommended measures:

Develop policies for worker protection and provide training to all cleaning staff (this should be in place if you are using a commercial cleaning company- but good to double check) on site prior to providing cleaning tasks.

Ensure your current commercial cleaning company is utilizing proper sanitization techniques and precautions to protect your staff on a nightly basis.

Training should include when to use PPE, what PPE is necessary, how to properly don (put on), use, and doff (take off) PPE, and how to properly dispose of PPE.

Encourage your staff to wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after: 

  • Blowing one’s nose
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • After using the restroom
  • Before eating or preparing food
  • After contact with animals or pets
  • Before or after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g., a child).

Encourage staff to disinfect high touch points in their own spaces (phones, keyboards, light switches, desks, etc.) throughout the day.

Spotless. by J. Ferrari can gladly provide recurring daily cleaning services ensuring the proper protocol and safety measures are in place for you and your staff.

DISCLAIMER: Refer to the CDC for any and all recommended precautions and procedures in regards to COVID-19. Spotless. by J. Ferrari LLC is not making any medical claims nor is providing any medical advice.

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