Restaurants have been permitted to stay open by providing takeout throughout the shutdown. And retailers made their return on May 22 in Cumberland County, on May 29 in Dauphin County and on June 5 in Lancaster County.
So as more and more businesses open their doors during the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are having to sanitize and disinfect.
So how do you go about doing this if you’re a store manager or a small business owner or a facility manager?
Well the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also known as the CDC has provided businesses with tips on how to go about sanitizing and disinfecting a facility. Cleaning reduces germs while disinfecting kills the germs.
Here are some tips from the CDC:
- Wear disposable gloves and gowns for all tasks in the cleaning process, including handling trash. Additional personal protective equipment might be required based on the cleaning/disinfectant products being used and whether there is a risk of splash. Gloves and gowns should be removed carefully to avoid contamination.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Always wash immediately after removing gloves and after contact with a person who is sick. If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol may be used.
- Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant.
- Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched