Keeping Your Doctor Office Clear of COVID-19
As the coronavirus spreads across the world, many states and communities are debating the safest routes back to reopening businesses. Medical practices need to be especially careful during this time as patients that are infected are more likely to see their doctor as a result.
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 medical practices no longer have the manpower nor the excess income to spend hours wiping down every surface multiple times during the day.
And because COVID-19 transfers from person to person through respiratory droplets, possibly the most efficient way to sanitize your doctor office is by cleansing the air and killing any bacteria and germs that may linger behind patients.
To save time and money, one great way to stay sanitary that many medical practices 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 business and reduced staff, fogging machines can help in your efforts to sanitize your office after lockdown. ULV foggers can even work with any liquid, which means you can fill yours up with liquid disinfectants and diffuse throughout your practice’s open spaces.
Many industries like restaurants, gyms, 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 clinic can not only be great for detailed-oriented sanitizing, it can also aid in reassuring your customers that your office is safe to visit. And in a new era of cleanliness and sanitization, having a clinic that your customers can see is sterile may give you that competitive edge over your rivals.
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 re-opening, 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, spread out waiting room chairs at least six feet apart. To ensure that you don’t have a crowded room, this may even include spreading appointments farther apart.
But by doing this, it will help ensure that even when you have multiple patients, everyone can stay a safe distance away from one another.
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 office, it can be greatly beneficial to wipe down each door handle throughout your facility, like your front door and bathroom doors. If there are any areas that don’t require a closed door, like between the waiting room and patient rooms, then it may be wise to leave it open during business hours to reduce the amount of times it’s touched.
- Pens and touch screens: If you have patients fill out paper forms and sign receipts for payments, then be sure to wipe down the pen in between uses. If you use a tablet for payments and digital signatures, or any other device with buttons or a screen, then don’t forget to wipe those, too.
- Seats: As you’re cleaning up your waiting room chairs after each guest, be sure to wipe down the seats and arm rests.
Leave Out Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Cleaners
To reassure your guests 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 workspace.
Having a doctors’ office that’s clean and safe for customers is not only great for your customers, it can be a life saver for their friends and families. And with our ULV foggers, you can ensure your clinic 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 doctors office at up to 40% off retail prices.