As the pandemic from the coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken over the lives of many as we all are collectively trying to prevent the virus from spreading adjustments have to be made as to how we approach hygiene and cleanliness in the workplace as many have started working from home practicing social distancing. As some of us can completely work remotely from home, there are still a few people left whose responsibilities cannot simply be made “to-go”. With the advent of coronavirus, we have seen a public heightened sense in regards to personal hygiene and precautionary measures being taken that go as far as people being arrested in some countries not practicing social-distancing by the means of self-quarantine. This sudden explosion in cases being reported worldwide has caused people to take preventative measures in and around the workplace. We must not forget that the solution to the spread of the virus starts without ourselves by regularly cleaning your personal workspace as much as possible in order to reduce the probability of contracting the coronavirus. Here are some things that have been proven to be breeding grounds for bacteria and should be cleaned daily at the end of your shift. By doing all these tasks collectively we all can reduce the chances of getting ill greatly. Hiring a disinfection service in the GTA equipped with the right tools and knowledge of treating commercial property should seriously be considered as in-depth knowledge of bacteria-prone areas are treated carefully with the help of non-toxic environmental-friendly formulations making it a decision worth investing in treating areas that are neglected and unknown.
Staplers and tape dispensers – These essential items are often picked up and used by multiple people a day so be sure to clean every surface is with a disinfectant wipe.
Keyboards – Keyboards are one of the most used pieces of equipment used in the office today and frankly one of the most ignored when it comes down to cleaning. Crumbs, hair, random pieces of debris, and frequently touching the keyboard make this a bacterial heaven to thrive on. A moist paper towel with a dab of soap lightly passing through all keys paired with an aerosol spray should unlatch the crumbs and random debris between your keys.
Mouse – wherever you have a keyboard, you have a mouse that gets touched as frequently as well. Make sure to wipe down the entire surface regularly with a disinfectant wipe.
Phones – They have become such an integral part of us we do not think of them as separate from us. Which isn’t odd at all considering they have most of our bacteria by touching the touchscreen surface 24/7. A disinfecting “swipe” regularly should do the trick.