Regular and proper cleaning is essential to prevent the spread of coronavirus, whether someone has tested positive and been in your establishment or not. We know that the virus spreads very quickly, so it is important to take extra precautions to keep those around us safe.
If a person has been to the facility and is suspected / confirmed to have the coronavirus, it is recommended to close the areas used by the infected person to minimize possible exposure. Next, open exterior doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area and, if possible, wait 24 hours before cleaning the infected area.
How to properly clean and disinfect:
First, clean dirty surfaces with soap and water or detergent before disinfecting.
To disinfect, use household bleach solutions with at least 70% alcohol.
Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for application and proper ventilation, and make sure the cleaning solution is not expired.
To prepare the bleach solution, mix 1/3 cup of bleach per 4 liters of water.
Do not shake dirty clothes to prevent the virus from spreading through the air
Wash clothes at the highest temperature that will support the fabric following the manufacturer's instructions. Then dry completely.
Cleaning staff should wear disposable gloves and gowns during all cleaning processes.
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% -95% alcohol
Don't touch your face, mouth, eyes, or nose.
What should we clean?
All areas that employees / guests regularly touch should be disinfected regularly to prevent the spread of the virus. This includes: Bathrooms (toilets, sinks, paper towel dispensers, etc.), door handles, tables, touch screens ...
Check with local health departments to keep up to date with changes in obligations and protocols.
Checklist of what restaurants should do to protect themselves against the coronavirus:
- Require both staff and customers to wear masks while on the premises.
- Limit the number of people: always respect the different legal requirements that the authorities impose.
- Require employees to wash their hands more often than normal.
- Increase the frequency of cleaning work surfaces.
- Regularly monitor employee temperatures and make sure that if someone is not feeling well, they do not come to work.
- Inform your customers about the additional security precautions you are taking, through mailing, social networks, posters in the establishment, etc.
- Promote the take away service to continue serving your customers
- Prepare for possible layoffs due to illness
- Stay in touch with your local health authorities for additional guidance.