Is your business considered essential? If so, you need to make sure your cleaning procedures are a top-of-mind priority. This is to help protect not only your employees, but also your customers, if you have customers coming into your location. And most importantly, it can also help stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can easily be spread from person to person in close contact. It can take about 2-14 days for symptoms to appear. Because of this, a person can contract the disease without even knowing they have it. There are even individuals who are carriers of it and never experience any symptoms. All of this is why you need to ensure your business follows the cleaning guidelines created by the CDC.
COVID-19 can not only be contracted from being in close contact with a person who may have it, it can also be contracted through surfaces if an infected person coughs or sneezes and droplets end up on the surface. Below is how long the virus can stay alive on different surfaces:
- Plastic – up to 72 hours
- Stainless Steel – up to 48 hours
- Cardboard – up to 24 hours
- Copper – up to 4 hours
Something you may want to consider having done is efficiency testing. This is where we conduct swab testing on surfaces within your location to see if they test positive for SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This is conducted through our Industrial Hygienist service. Positive results indicate the presence of SARS CoV-2 and extensive cleaning will need to be conducted should that happen.
Stopping the spread will help save lives, as well as help us all get back into working order. Efficiency testing is beneficial in knowing that you are providing a clean environment for your employees to work within. If you are interested in having testing done at your location, contact us today to discuss further. Let’s all do our part to help stop the spread!