First and foremost, these are unsettling and trying times, the likes of which no one has ever seen. At the moment, Corvus is a part of a bigger national team. Our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow Americans, and yet at the same time we have every confidence in all our collective ability to pull through this. We would never seek to be presumptuous; every business has to pursue the course of action that is best for their stakeholders, but some food for thought on why continuing to clean, sanitize, and disinfect, so we can all get back to work and win, we felt appropriate to share.
In the midst of all the chaos, it’s tempting to cancel everything, lock the doors and windows, and hide away. We know that things are confusing and uncertain and that social distancing is a necessity rather than a preference. Some business activities, however, shouldn’t be canceled. Your scheduled cleaning service is one of the items at the top of that list.
Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t stop cleaning now:
Cleaning and disinfecting are best practice measures listed by the CDC
Because the virus can live on surfaces for wide range of hours to days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests regularly cleaning and disinfecting shared surfaces to prevent COVID-19 and other viral illnesses. The same way that we’re washing our hands more frequently and stocking up on hand sanitizers and soaps, the surfaces in our homes, businesses, and offices need the same level of care and attention. But a quick dusting and a wipe down are not enough.
Corvus Janitorial is geared up and ready to step up to the Coronavirus and the unique challenges it presents. We are responding with responsible practices, high-level disinfecting protocols, commercial-grade chemicals, and with our clients and their families at the forefront of our minds. We’re more than a cleaning service, we’re your friends, neighbors, and concerned community members. As this situation unfolds across the nation, our mission of making our clients’ lives better is more important than ever.
Cleaning and disinfecting can help stop the spread
We’re still in the early stages of the outbreak here in the United States, so there will be a lot to learn along the way. What we do already know is that cleaning and disinfecting can help us stop the spread. COVID-19 is highly contagious, so social distancing, avoiding contact with infected individuals, and canceling large gatherings are an excellent start, but we need to follow through, too.
Businesses still need to run smoothly, make money, and power through a confusing and difficult situation. If your office, school, medical facility, industrial space, or recreational facility is still operating in any capacity or has been over the last few weeks, it needs more than an open window. Each surface should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. We have the unique opportunity to do our part and help stop the spread; rise to the challenge.
Cleaning and disinfecting can be what keeps the people you love safe
Each risk we take and best practice we ignore presents the opportunity for disaster to strike. After exposure, it can take anywhere from 2 to 14 days for symptoms to appear. With an average incubation period of about five days, we already know that most people who contracted COVID-19 did so from someone that didn’t realize they had it yet. Now is not the time to wait and hope for the best, it’s time to take action.
According to the National Health Institute, “scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel”. A cough, a sneeze, or an infected surface may be enough to change someone’s entire life. This virus is highly contagious and spreading quickly. In these times, we are all thinking about our parents, grandparents, children, and immunocompromised employees and loved ones.
Professional cleaning and disinfecting can make all the difference. Call Corvus Janitorial today to see how we can help you. Our team is here for yours; it is our prerogative and social responsibility to continue servicing our existing customers, as well as any other business that is in need of our services. We are all in this together.