Reopening After Covid 19: Your Cleaning Checklist

Reopening After Covid 19: Cleaning Checklist

It’s been a few hard and trying months but with states beginning to lift bans and businesses beginning to reopen, it is time to start finishing reopening plans. At the top of that list should be cleaning plans to ensure your business’ appearance and safety.

The CDC has set forth guidelines for businesses to follow to ensure the health of both employees and customers alike. Kleen Office Environments has broken down some easy to follow recommendations.

1. Develop Your Cleaning Plan

This cleaning plan is going to have to be different than your previous routine. There are a lot of new guidelines from the CDC and while not hard to manage they can seem overwhelming with out a plan of attack. First evaluate your area, objects that are unnecessary or could need continuous cleaning can be removed for the time being. Things like magazines in lobbies, decorative rugs, and unused seating may be removed or stored to save from additional exposure and cleaning. Next think about frequently touched surfaces and objects. All surfaces and objects should be cleaned. Determine what areas simply need to be cleaned thoroughly and which need to be cleaned and disinfected. Any areas touched frequently will need to be cleaned and disinfected. If it has been more than 7 days since your business has been occupied, it will only require a routine cleaning for initial opening. Be sure to gather your supplies to have on hand for daily cleaning and make a list of what cleaning needs to be done each day. This will make the task easier come time and ensure you don’t forget anything.

2. Implement the Plan

Now it’s time to get to work. Gather all cleaning supplies you need and be sure to read the labels on any cleaning products before starting. Be sure to put on gloves and appropriate PPE before starting. First clean surfaces and objects with soap and water and then follow up with the proper EPA approved disinfectant. If the proper disinfectant is unavailable, you may use the proper mix of bleach or 70% alcohol solution. Don’t forget to include regular cleaning routines as well like vacuuming, sweeping, and washing floors. It’s important to keep up on all cleaning.

3. Maintain and Revise the Plan

Continue to follow your cleaning plan each day and throughout the day. Frequently touched surfaces should be disinfected at least once a day but can be disinfected more if the need arises or depending on your industry recommended guidelines. Be sure to follow safe practices like social distancing, washing hands, and wearing face covers. Evaluate your cleaning plan and adjust if you notice surfaces that need more, or less, cleaning and remember no one has to take on Covid-19 alone!

Kleen Office Environments has over 20 years of experience in the professional cleaning industry. We are here to help you tackle this hurdle and can help you get your business back on its feet in a safe and clean manner! Visit our website or call us today at 616-889-3720 for a quote and to get help with reopening your business!