About cleaning and disinfecting of public settings, including schools, universities, public libraries, museums, public transit, communal residences and workplaces.
Surfaces frequently touched with hands - doorknobs, handrails, elevator buttons, light switches, cabinet handles, faucet handles, tables, countertops and electronics.
How long the virus causing COVID-19 lives on surfaces? Early evidence suggests it can live on objects and surfaces from a few hours to days.
Which Disinfectants Kill Covid-19?
When cleaning public spaces, choose products which will clean and disinfect, like Meadow Hygiene's Detergent Disinfectant.
- Soap and Detergent removes germs and dirt from surfaces but does not kill viruses and germs, removes some, not all.
- Disinfecting products, like Meadow Hygiene's Detergent Disinfectant kills germs and viruses.
- Use only approved hard-surface disinfectants that have a Drug Identification Number (DIN). A DIN is an 8-digit number given by Health Canada that confirms the disinfectant product is approved and safe for use in Canada to stop the spread of Covid-19.
- Meadow Hygiene's DIN#02499002
What is a DIN?
From the Government of Canada Website, "All disinfectants that have a drug identification number (DIN) have been approved for sale in Canada. While most disinfectants will work against coronavirus, the following list of hard-surface disinfectants are supported by evidence following drug review, demonstrating that they are likely to be effective and may be used against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19."
Have a Cleaning Procedure
- Develop procedures for cleaning public spaces by creating a checklist everyone must initial when they complete the task. This will ensure all areas are cleaned and disinfected by staff.
- Read and follow manufacturer's instructions for safe use of cleaning and disinfection products
- Wash hands with soap and water regularly and use Meadow Hygiene's Hydrogen Peroxide hand sanitizer
- Use damp clean cloths, and/or a wet mop when dusting and cleaning the floor to ensure virus droplets are not distributed into the air.
- Contaminated disposable cleaning items need to be placed in a lined garbage bin. Reusable cleaning items can be washed using regular laundry soap and hot water (60-90°C).
- During Covid-19 outbreak increase routine cleaning of surfaces which are frequently touched with hands by using disinfected more often
- Increase disinfecting of kitchens and bathrooms