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Stay Safe during Reopening
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Staying  Safe during  Reopening

After weeks of shutdowns and remote working, businesses around the world are gradually resuming on-site operations.

Essential businesses have had to adapt quickly during the pandemic to keep their employees safe at work and physical distancing protocols are easier in some work environments than in others.

Although some workplace environments are easier to control than others, work environments differ vastly from each other, and there are no one-size-fits-all solutions.

For all phases of reopening, employers should develop and implement policies and procedures that address preventing, monitoring for, and responding to any emergence or resurgence of COVID-19 in the workplace or community. Changing outbreak conditions in each community will directly affect workers’ exposure risks to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Osha has released a policy guide to help businesses to reopen safely.

Employers should continue these practices to the extent possible to help prevent COVID-19 from emerging or resurging in their workplace. Such a resurgence could lead to increases in infected and sick employees, the increased need for contact tracing of individuals who visited a workplace, enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices, or even a temporary closure of the business. Based on evolving conditions, employers’ reopening plans should address:

Hazard assessment:

including practices to determine when, where, how, and to what sources of SARS-CoV-2 workers are likely to be exposed in the course of their job duties.

Example on how to implement:

  • Assess all job tasks performed by or job categories held by employees to determine which job tasks or job categories involve occupational exposure to help to maintain social distancing practices. ƒ
  • Consider, among other things, exposures from members of the public (e.g., customers, visitors) with whom workers interact, as well as exposures from close contact with coworkers in the workplace. ƒ
  • Consider current outbreak conditions in the community.


Including practices for hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and cleaning and disinfection.

Examples of how to implement:

  • ƒProvide soap, water, and paper towels for workers, customers, and visitors to wash their hands, and encourage frequent and proper (for at least 20 seconds) handwashing. For a guide on how to properly wash your hands. click here.
  • Provide hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol and encourage workers to use it frequently when they cannot readily wash their hands. ƒ
  • Identify high-traffic areas, as well as surfaces or items that are shared or frequently touched, that could become contaminated.
  • Target them for enhanced cleaning and disinfection using EPA-registered disinfectants and adherence to CDC guidance for controlling the spread of COVID-19. For the proper disinfecting methods click here.
  • Also to hire a janitorial service if you don’t have one just yet could be beneficial to your business according to this guide


If you are going back to work or you have been working all this time on an essential job. Just remember to take care all the hygiene precautions now more than ever, the proper handwashing, sneezing, and hygiene rules could make the difference. Practice them and teach them to your kids. Remember:

                                      The greatest strength of mankind rests in steadfast unity.

It’s our unity towards the goal to keep us safe and healthy that ultimately will get us thru these uncertain times.

Our best wishes during #reopening to all of you from the team of Blue Crystal Cleaning Services.

If you don’t have a professional janitorial service and you would like a walk-through and a free estimate for a janitorial service please click here.

Thank you for reading and have a happy and healthy day!






Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

Handwashing is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of illness.

Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.

CDC recommends cleaning hands in a specific way to avoid getting sick and spreading *germs and *microbes to others.

*Microbes are all tiny living organisms that may or may not cause disease.

*Germs, or pathogens, are types of microbes that can cause disease.

During the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, keeping hands clean is especially important to help prevent the virus from spreading.

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a frequently touched surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes with unwashed hands. Although this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, we are still learning more about how it spreads. Cleaning visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for preventing COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses caused by viruses.

The guidance for effective handwashing and use of hand sanitizer was developed based on data from a number of studies.


  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry, the germs spread more easily when hands are wet, so make sure to dry your hands completely

Is it better to use warm water or cold water?

Use your preferred water temperature – cold or warm – to wash your hands. Warm and cold water remove the same number of germs from your hands. The water helps create soap lather that removes germs from your skin when you wash your hands. Water itself does not usually kill germs; to kill germs, water would need to be hot enough to scald your hands.

What are the key times to wash hands?

These are CDC’s key times you should wash your hands:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage
  • If your hands are visibly dirty or greasy

After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, you should immediately clean your hands by either washing them with soap and water or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.


If you want more facts about handwashing you can find it here

If you want to download stickers or infographics you can download them here

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Thank you for reading and have a happy and healthy day!

                                 ‘A clean place is a happy and healthy place’