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Apr 1, 2020

A Cleaner Workplace for Healthier Employees


Many companies are asking staff to work remotely to help curb the spread of illness, and those businesses that cannot operate online are kicking up their cleaning habits to try to keep their staff and customers healthy.
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Posted by: scadmin

We don’t need to tell you that the novel coronavirus has taken the world by storm. Across Canada, measures such as closing down schools and daycares, cancelling flights, and more are all beginning to feel a bit like the new normal. Many companies are asking staff to work remotely to help curb the spread of illness, and those businesses that cannot operate online are kicking up their cleaning habits to try to keep their staff and customers healthy. Here are some things to consider!

 

Asymptomatic People May be More Contagious. While sick Canadians know they need to stay home, coronavirus appears to be asymptomatic in a large portion of the population. In particular, younger people (20 years and under) generally do not have symptoms. However, asymptomatic individuals may actually be more contagious than those who are actively feverish and coughing — and not just because they aren’t staying home. 

 

New research out of Germany by Dr. Sandra Ciesek, director of the Institute of Medical Virology, found that patients who test positive for coronavirus but who do not have any symptoms actually have more of the virus present in their saliva and respiratory secretions. That means Canadians who don’t realize they’re sick (and who are therefore going to work!) could unknowingly spread the disease to other (older) coworkers, clients, or bosses who will have a much more serious case.

 

To make matters worse, the coronavirus is quite contagious. The average infected person will infect 2-3 others. Coronavirus can also survive on hard surfaces for up to 7 days, but it is easily destroyed with both typical hand soap and alcohol-based cleaners — remember that 70% alcohol based cleaners are more effective than sanitizers with more alcohol. This means that by working with an experienced team of Calgary cleaners you can help fight the spread of illness within your commercial space. 

 

While Canadians are working hard from home for now, businesses cannot permanently work remotely. As workers begin to return to the office, it’ll be important for strong leadership to guide their staff towards washing their hands more frequently and sanitizing surfaces regularly. Beyond that, local businesses should choose to work with a professional team of Calgary commercial cleaners. If you have any questions about our cleaning practices and how we can help to make your office a safer place for your staff, call us today!