According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals… Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with this new virus (named SARS-CoV-2).
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is a betacoronavirus, like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. All three of these viruses have their origins in bats. The sequences from U.S. patients are similar to the one that China initially posted, suggesting a likely single, recent emergence of this virus from an animal reservoir.
Early on, many of the patients at the epicenter of the outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China had some link to a large seafood and live animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. Later, a growing number of patients reportedly did not have exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread. Person-to-person spread was subsequently reported outside Hubei and in countries outside China, including in the United States. Some international destinations now have apparent community spread with the virus that causes COVID-19, as do some parts of the United States. Community spread means some people have been infected and it is not known how or where they became exposed.”
Coronaviruses are most commonly transmitted via person-to-person spread and from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects. Person-to-person spread is transmitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes and another person inhales the germs. It is recommended to stay beyond 6 feet of a person who appears to be sick and to avoid shaking hands. Contact with contaminated surfaces or objects is a secondary cause of transmission, especially when a person then touches their own mouth, nose, or eyes.
Symptoms are estimated to appear 2-14 days after exposure. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These symptoms can range from mild to severe illness, and even death.
Commercial Cleaning Service, Inc. Efforts to keep our Clients and our Employees Safe:
•Maintaining our 24/7 customer service with unparalleled responsiveness.
•PPE including disposable gloves and masks are used when performing cleaning procedures.
•Cleaning and disinfecting all high-touched points (doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, handrails, individual office surfaces including desks, keyboards, mouse, telephones, elevator buttons, door push plates, kitchen areas, service counter areas, etc.) with an EPA Registered Disinfectant/Cleaner.
•Kimberly Clark WypAll Disposable Towels
•Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
•QuestVapco Express Wipes
Personal Precautions to Take
•Clean hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
•Especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, being in a public place, and before eating
•Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol (only if soap and water are not available)
•Whenever possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places
•Use a tissue or sleeve to cover fingers when you must touch these surfaces
•Cover your nose & mouth while sneezing/coughing either with the inside of your elbow or with a tissue
•Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
•Maintain 6> feet of distance between individuals who are coughing and/or sneezing
•Avoid all non-essential travel
•Especially forms of long-distance transportation such as airplanes and cruise ships
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States of America, and constantly provides up-to-date content related to Coronavirus and other diseases.
CCS Action Plan: Cleaning COVID-19
•Identify special cleaning services, procedures, and equipment that may need to be added, enhanced or increased.
•Train staff on Coronavirus:
•Identify high-touch surfaces
•Use disposable wipes and disinfectants to sanitize high-touch surfaces
•Wear gloves while cleaning (and facemasks while using sprayers)
•Learn how to correctly use Disinfectant Sprayer units
•Leverage an effective cross-functional team communication plan
•Ensure cleaning practices are executed upon with same-day Supervisor inspections
•Identify and utilize multiple sources for cleaning supplies, antibacterial and disinfectants, sprayers, etc.
•Educate customers about Coronavirus and Commercial Cleaning Service, Inc. measures and recommended services
Level 1 – Automatic Cleaning Updates
•Beyond the typical cleaning we provide, we will be using disposable wipes to disinfect all high-touch surfaces that are likely to spread disease, at no additional cost. High touch surfaces include:
•Entryway Doorknobs and Push Plates
•Individual Office Surfaces including
•Elevator buttons, door push plates, kitchen areas, service counter areas, etc.
Level 2 – Additional Services
•To get the most out of sanitization efforts, CCS recommends that clients temporarily update their cleaning recurrences to a daily schedule
•CCS is also offering Disinfecting Spray Services. Disinfectants and disposable wipes do not guarantee against Coronavirus, so CCS has invested in disinfectant tanks that can be sprayed across surfaces to:
•Reduce cross contamination considerably
•Cover hidden and shadowed areas effectively, evenly, and with no drip
•Wrap conductive surfaces with electrostatically charged solutions
•Remain eco-friendly by spraying up to 65% less chemicals per square foot