Disinfecting & Protecting Your Church Against COVID-19
As the coronavirus spreads across the world, many congregations are debating the safest routes back to fellowshipping in person again. The health of their flock is paramount and needs to come first.
The CDC states that “frequent disinfection of surfaces and objects touched by multiple people is important.” They have provided guidelines to help public places open back up to the public to help slow down and even stop the spread of COVID-19, which include social distancing, hand washing, and constantly cleaning frequently touched surfaces.
Unfortunately, due to economic slowdown, many churches and ministries no longer have the manpower nor the excess income to spend hours wiping down every surface multiple times between services or gatherings.
And because COVID-19 transfers from person to person through respiratory droplets, possibly the most efficient way to sanitize your church is by cleansing the air and killing any bacteria and germs that may linger behind guests.
To save time and money, one great way to stay sanitary that many churches have caught onto is fogging with a sterile sanitizing spray.
Sterilizing Your Surfaces
Luckily, ULV disinfectant foggers can be great assistants in your sanitizing efforts. As you reopen after weeks or even months of paused services and reduced staff, fogging machines can help in your efforts to sanitize your facility after lockdown. ULV foggers can even work with any liquid, which means you can fill yours up with liquid disinfectants and diffuse throughout your campus’s open spaces.
Many industries like restaurants, gyms, doctor offices, government facilities and more have discovered the great benefits our foggers can bring to their place of industry. And our wide variety of machine foggers and cleaning liquids can fit any organization size and budget.
Fogging your church building can not only be great for detailed-oriented sanitizing, it can also aid in reassuring your customers that your chapel is safe to visit. And in a new era of cleanliness and sanitization, having a place of worship that your customers can see is sterile may help reassure follows that it’s safe to gather for services again.
For example, ULV fogging machines can sterilize hard to reach places like walls and floors; they can be used in-between wipe-downs and speed up your cleaning time; and they can freshen the stale air and lingering smells that quarantine may have left behind.
Best of all, most ULV fogging machines can easily switch between life-saving functions with disinfectant sprays to aroma-pleasing uses with sweet essential oils that reduce stale and musky spaces.
Where Else to Clean
While we highly recommend that you check with the CDC’s, your state’s and your city’s guidelines to reopening, we’ve provided a list of other ways you can ensure your space is clean and safe from spreading infection.
Spread Out Your Shared Space
To maintain social distancing standards, try to spread out your chairs and benches at least six feet apart. This could mean that you need to remove some of these items, or even take advantage of any outdoor space during summer months.
But by doing this, it will help ensure that even when you have multiple guests, everyone can stay a safe distance away from one another while benefiting from your services.
Clean Frequently Touched Surfaces
While washing hands with soap and water is a great way to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, it can still be nearly impossible to avoid touching objects in between washes. By cleaning the surface of items that are touched most often, it will greatly support any efforts of reducing exposure. Here are a few places to start:
- Light switches, handles and doorknobs: As the first point of contact at your place of worship, it can be greatly beneficial to wipe down each door handle throughout your building, like your front door and bathroom doors. If there are any areas that don’t require a closed door, then it may be wise to leave it open during service hours to reduce the amount of times it’s touched.
- Microphones, collection bowls and more: Basically, anything item that is touched during services should be wiped clean between each user to make worshiping safe from any illnesses.
- Seats: As you’re cleaning up your church between each service, be sure to wipe down the seats and arm rests of your chairs and benches.
Leave Out Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Cleaners
To reassure your followers that your institution is safe to visit, leave out personal hygiene stations like disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer at as many locations as possible. This can even help your efforts in cleaning and sanitizing your worshiping space.
Having a church that’s clean and safe for customers is not only great for your followers, it can be a life saver for their friends and families. And with our ULV foggers, you can ensure your chapel is safe enough for reopening.
Call us today at (833) SCENT-IT and discover how Oil Works & Co can help you get your own commercial grade ULV disinfectant fogger for your church or campus at up to 40% off retail prices.