Coronavirus

What is Coronavirus

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which already circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new strain first identified in China. Health experts continue to learn more about this new strain.

The virus has symptoms associated with respiratory illnesses, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. It seems to spread like other respiratory illnesses as well, primarily through person-to-person contact.

Preventing Coronavirus

Targeted hygiene practices can go a long way to help keeping families and employees safe. Following product use and safety information is critical in this regard. It is especially important now to make sure cleaning and hygiene precautions are not just being done, but being done correctly, to ensure effectiveness.

Cleaning for Coronavirus

Handwashing: Proper handwashing is particularly important because it is such a critical step in preventing the spread of germs, yet a study found that 95 percent of people are doing it incorrectly.

  • Wet hands with clean, running water before applying soap.

  • Lather both hands, including the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.

  • Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds before rinsing and drying.

Hand Sanitizer: The CDC notes that this can be a useful alternative if soap and water are not readily available, as long as it contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

  • Use one or two squirts or pumps of the product.

  • Rub hands together briskly, including the front and back, between fingers, around and under nails until hands are dry.

Disinfecting: There are a number of disinfectant and cleaning products that can be effective against the novel coronavirus on hard, nonporous surfaces, in accordance with the EPA Viral Emerging Pathogen Policy.

EPA-registered disinfectant products to use against Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cleaning and disinfecting tips to remember:

  • Pre-clean any surfaces prior to disinfecting to remove any excess dirt or grime.

  • After disinfecting, let the surface air dry as recommended on the product label.

  • If disinfecting food contact surfaces or toys, rinse with water after they air dry.

  • Pay particular attention to disinfecting things that come into frequent contact with your hands, like your phone.

  • For disinfecting, you can use alcohol solutions that contains at least 70% alcohol, household disinfectants registered with the EPA, or diluted household bleach solutions. Don't use expired products, and don't mix bleach with any other cleaners. Common household disinfectant brands on the EPA list include Lysol and Clorox.

  • The CDC recommends people create their own bleach solutions by mixing 5 tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water.

If you still have questions about a product's specific effectiveness, check out the product or company website, which can provide additional information.

Key Times to Clean

  • At Home: Wash your hands before and after food prep, before eating, after using the bathroom, after touching garbage or diapers and after handling pet food. Be especially vigilant cleaning before and after caring for someone who is sick.

  • At Work: Always wash hands before eating and after using the bathroom. If there are communal snacks, use things like bakery tissue paper to avoid touching other people's food. Stay home if sick and encourage colleagues to do the same.

  • At School: Remind children of proper hand washing techniques and timing (i.e. before lunch or snack time and after using the bathroom). Keep children home if sick. Ask the school (or day care) about any additional illness prevention practices being implemented.

  • Running Errands: Avoid touching your face after contact with frequently touched surfaces. Consider using an antibacterial wipe on the grocery cart handle, especially if a child will be riding in the cart. If using reusable bags, be sure to wash them when you get home. Consider using a grocery delivery service, if available.

  • While Traveling: Try to stay at least 6 feet away from anyone who is sneezing, coughing or blowing their nose. At the airport, wash your hands after going through security and after getting off the plane. 

 

Our Business Operations During The Coronavirus Pandemic

 

Alliance Cleaning Solutions is deemed an Essential Business and is still open for business. The health and safety of our clients and teammates is our utmost priority. Therefore, following the CDC and government guidelines, we have decided to suspend all residential services that may cause us to come in close contact with clients or their family members until further notice.

 

Now, more than ever, keeping your home and offices cleaned, sanitized and disinfected is essential. All recommendations are actually pointing to paying more attention to having homes and offices cleaned and disinfected more often than before to stop the spread of viruses. It is our duty to serve customers and fight the virus. As a professional cleaning company, we understand that clients relying on our services.

  • We will under no circumstance allow a team member that is sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms to come to work. All our team members will wear medical face  mask.

  • We follow the CDC’s Two-Step guidelines for cleaning and disinfection of households and offices.

    • Step 1: Cleaning: refers to the removal of dirt and grime from surfaces. Cleaning does not kill all germs but make disinfecting more effective.

    • Step 2: Disinfecting: refers to using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning.

  • We always wear foot covers on our shoes in your home.

  • We always wear new gloves during cleaning, and wash and sanitize our hands before and after every cleaning.

  • Offering Custom Cleaning and Disinfecting Within Customer Budget

  • Our cleaning team will clean and disinfect all rags and equipment (mop handles, vacuum handles, tote handles, dusters, etc.)

  • We will adhere to keeping the 6 feet distance recommendation when the client has to be present during the cleaning.

 

Contact us today and learn how we can assist you in protecting your family, staff, clients, and their loved ones from this new coronavirus as well as other viruses. 

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