As the nation faces one of the more threatening viruses of our time, business owners are either shut down or looking for ways to secure their employees and clients. With a nationwide mask order, there is protection in place; but is it enough? While commercial disinfection services are often employed by building owners, considering an increase in their frequency allows businesses to remain open safely. Furthermore, commercial sanitizing saves lives. Companies like Germ Hero provide electrostatic disinfection services that efficiently eliminate 99.99% of all germs, viruses, colds and flu, and pathogens. Using top-notch, state of the art equipment and EPA-certified disinfectants, we work hard to provide a safe environment for everyone.
While businesses try to navigate Coronavirus and remain in business, frequent sanitizing measures must be performed. While one can disinfect surfaces and common areas with typical janitorial services, commercial disinfection takes precipice to prevent the spread of COVID. At Germ Hero, our equipment and disinfection solutions do what the everyday cleaning cannot.
Naturally, many of us have never had to deal with a pandemic, let alone one on this scale. So, there are plenty of questions that are frequently asked regarding germs in the workplace. Today, we will sit down and review some of these questions to help address any questions and concerns regarding commercial disinfection and germs in the workplace.
- What is Coronavirus or COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new virus that has never been previously identified. While there are other Coronaviruses, COVID-19 stands alone as more severe and threatening illness. Some Coronaviruses produce symptoms similar to the common cold, while COVID is responsible for more severe symptoms and even fatalities. Naturally, some are more susceptible to the virus, such as those in their elder years or with underlying conditions.
- How Does COVID spread?
As stated by the Center for Disease Control, the answer to how COVID-19 is spread is still being determined as a whole. From the severity of the illness to its causes, there is much we still do not know. As of now, Coronavirus is thought to be spread by people who have encountered the virus through droplets released from the nose and mouth. When said person coughs or sneezes without a mask, these viral droplets are exhaled, remaining a threat on surrounding surfaces for hours and even days.
- How Can I Protect My Staff and My Business?
Stopping the spread of harmful viruses is a community effort as we respect social distancing and mask guidelines. Protecting your staff and business begins by implementing safe behavioral practices such as routine handwashing and disinfection of commonly touched objects and surfaces. One might also want to consider staggering on-site shifts to reduce potential exposure.
- Is Cleaning my Building Enough to Reopen?
While one should follow effective disinfection methods such as regularly scheduled janitorial cleanings, this might not be enough to reopen safely. Commercial disinfection services like those offered at Germ Hero effectively sanitize buildings, surfaces, and objects thoroughly. With state-of-the-art electrostatic disinfection equipment and internally tested disinfectants, when you hire Germ Hero, you can rest assured your staff and clients are safe. In fact, with our 99.99% elimination of all bacteria, germs, viruses, flu, and cold, and pathogens—you never have to worry about putting your staff or yourself at risk.
- What is the Primary Workplace Safety Guidance to Follow?
With businesses attempting to reopen, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published guidance for workplaces looking to reopen amid the pandemic. Here you will find carefully outlined steps employers should follow to protect both their building and workforce. With four carefully disclosed risk zones, one can differentiate between very high and low exposure risks within the business.
- What Should Be Done if an Employee Appears Sick?
If one or more of your employees appears sick at work either with a fever or difficulty breathing, encourage them to seek medical intervention. After all, you cannot properly handle your business without being in the know. While the symptoms mentioned above are solely associated with COVID, it is simply not worth the risk or spread of confused panic. One might also consider implementing training to show employees how to handle this imminent threat.
- What Symptoms Should I look for to Protect Employees?
Educating yourself and your employees on common COVID and flu-related symptoms is one of the best tools for prevention. The following are symptoms to look for in employees who should seek medical attention, just in case.
- Aches and pains
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Runny or stuffy nose
Eliminate Germs and Doubt with Germ Hero Sanitizing Services
In terms of reopening amid a worldwide health crisis, there can be much guesswork involved since this is a whole new environment. Beyond routine cleaning and disinfection, the only way to be sure you are providing a safe environment is through commercial disinfection services. With a 99.99% disinfection rate, Germ Hero allows businesses to safely reopen and carry on business as close to normal as possible. Get started today with a free consultation and flexible scheduling that works for you.
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