Schedule a deep clean a few days before returning to the office.
Once you’ve determined your return date, the next step is to book a deep, antiseptic cleaning of your whole office. It’s best to arrange for a professional service to take care of this.
During these final days of preparation, explore if there’s a way to improve air intake/circulation. Increased airflow can help minimize opportunities for airborne hazards to build up.
Post signs that promote clean habits.
Your employees play an integral role in helping reduce the risks of exposure in the office. The more they contribute to cleaning and disinfecting, the safer everyone will be.
To encourage habits like frequent handwashing and cleaning surfaces, you’ll want to strategically locate some friendly reminders: near the bathroom, the kitchen, the front desk area, and maybe in the occasional email too.
Place hand sanitizers in areas not convenient for handwashing.
Frequent handwashing is really important, and when it’s not convenient or possible, a good hand sanitizer should be close by. We recommend keeping a hands-free hand sanitizer near the reception area, and if you want to be extra diligent, keep one at every workstation.
It’s also important to note that these hand sanitizers should be hands-free, so the sanitizing dispenser itself doesn’t become a hazard.
Ensure all frequently touched surfaces are cleaned regularly.
Beyond our hands, disinfecting the surfaces around us is also critical; everything including keyboards, desks, photocopiers, and commonly shared office items must be cleaned regularly with an effective cleaning agent.
Frequently cleaning all surfaces in an office is a thorough and constant task, which is why we recommend hiring a professional service. If you need recommendations for a good one in your area, we can help.
You can also encourage people to disinfect their hands and surfaces after each interaction (much like wiping down a machine at the gym), and permanently remove communal items like magazines and swag.