Coronavirus has spread widely nationally and worldwide. With its rapid migration to the United States, people are trying to prepare in any way they possibly can to protect themselves from potentially contracting coronavirus. Learn how you can protect and prevent the spread of coronavirus spread in your office or organization.

What Is Coronavirus?

COVID-19, also frequently referred to as coronavirus, originated in China and presents people with flu-like symptoms such as cough, fever, and shortness of breath. If you think you’re sick, the next steps are to stay home, stay in contact with your doctor, and avoid crowded places.

How to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus at Work

The CDC has stated to keep environments clean and frequently wipe down and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and objects. This is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the virus. Viruses often spread in ways we might not consider like an infected person touching a surface or object and then another person touching the same thing after them.

You can prevent the spread of disease by having someone come and regularly clean your home or office. When you hire a professional cleaning service, they’ll know how to help you prevent the spread of viruses. They will come into your home or office and thoroughly clean all the high touch surfaces like countertops, tables, doorknobs, sink handles, toilets, refrigerators, and other frequently touched surfaces.

Office cleaning services like Green Clean use highly effective machines that clean chairs, desks, and hard to reach crevices thoroughly and completely.

In addition to hiring a commercial cleaning service to help keep your home or office sanitized and clean, you can prevent further spread by cleaning and wiping down personal objects such as cell phones, laptops, keyboards, dishes, and bedside tables. Even trash cans might be worth considering wiping down and disinfecting since they’re a breeding ground for germs and viruses.

“High touch” services as deemed by CDC require disinfecting and cleaning everyday. High-touch surfaces include

“Phones, remote controls, counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables.”

Other Precautions and Preventive Measures

Other precautions you can take to prevent the spread of coronavirus and other viruses include frequently washing or sanitizing your hands, wearing a facemask, avoiding highly trafficked public areas, and not sharing drinks or food with others. Personal responsibility for you and your employee’s hygiene will be crucial during this pandemic. 

The thought of getting coronavirus or another virus can be scary, but your best defense against getting sick or your employees is keeping yourself clean, your space clean, and avoiding others around you who may be ill.

What’s Next?

For more resources on preventing the spread of coronavirus, discover more at the World Health Organization’s advice for the public. Contact us for how we can help clean your office space or commercial building to keep you and your workers safe and healthy.