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Let Elite Help your Business Get Back to Business

In the coming weeks we will be heading back to work and a new normal will be realized.

Elite has been developing action plans to meet the challenges of reopening your offices and facilities as well as ongoing services to ensure the health and safety of all staff, visitors and guests.

The CDC has issued guidelines stating that the COVID-19 virus can sustain and persist on surfaces from a few hours up to 3-5 days on most surfaces. It has been recently reported that the COVID-19 Virus can remain contagious:

  • Airborne up to Three (3) Hours
  • 24 hours on stainless steel surfaces
  • 1-3 days on cardboard surfaces
  • 2-3 days on plastic, synthetic and non-porous surfaces

Educate Employees on How to Safely Return to Work:

When stay at home orders have been lifted and everyone will be returning it is important to remind employees the risk of contracting COVID-19 is still very high.

It is important to educate employees on the proper way to safely return to work and working around others, including social distancing, wearing masks, and monitoring the wellness of staff and visitors.

Encourage Staff if Sick, Please Stay Home!

Three Symptoms of Covid 19

Remind your staff that if they are exhibiting ANY signs of any flu-like symptoms, due to orders from the State of of New York and Mayor’s Office, they must remain home. This is for the health and safety of your clients, coworkers, guests and Elite’s staff.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

It had previously been reported that signs of COVID-19 were shortness of breath, cough and fever. Recently the following symptoms have been added:

  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throatv
  • New loss of taste or smell

Employees should not return to work until the recommended isolation period has been met including testing.

The area must be disinfected before allowing operations to resume or continue. If you have become aware of any employee or visitor that was in your office has tested positive for COVID-19, it should be disinfected immediately before allowing operations to resume or continue.

Reopening-Preparing for a Healthy Work Environment

Elite will monitor all changes in CDC guidance while providing the following services:

Hard (Non-Porous) Surfaces
Keyboard

Elite shall supply qualified, trained staff to clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, desk surfaces, phones, keyboard, mouse, chairs including arm rests, handrails. In kitchens/pantries, sinks, refrigerator handles, coffee pots and other appliances. All surfaces of lavatories should be cleaned and disinfected.

  • All surfaces will be cleaned to remove all surface dirt prior to disinfecting.
  • Electronics shall be wiped clean using an approved disinfectant or wipe. This includes monitors, touch screens, remotes or other devices.
  • Elite uses only EPA registered Antimicrobial disinfectant found to be effective against Coronavirus.
Soft Surfaces Carpet and Upholstery

Cleaning of all soft/porous services will be performed including removing all visible surface dirt on surfaces such as carpet/rugs, drapes, chairs, upholstery and fabric partitions.

Electrostatic Spraying
Spray

Electrostatic spray provides an extra level of assurance and protection. Elite’s technicians have been specially trained in electrostatic disinfecting services. This technique has been proven to be the most effective process to disinfect, sanitize and help prevent the spread of infection.

Electrostatic spraying is a powerful tool to optimize the application of EPA approved disinfectants. The sprayer places an electrostatic charge to disinfectants as the fine mist leaves the spray nozzle, which causes the droplets to cling to virtually any surface.

This process provides a consistent and uniform coverage for which disinfectant adheres and coats all vertical, horizontal and three-dimensional surfaces while also eliminating the dangers of cross-contamination by using rags.

The process is demonstrated the same way lint is attracted to clothes or dust on a TV screen / computer monitor.

Ongoing Service Plan

Review and implement new service plan to promote and increase the frequency of disinfecting services including:

  • Increasing scope of services during evening cleaning.
  • Daytime Cleaning: providing continuous cleaning throughout the day focusing on disinfecting high touch areas such as lavatories, kitchen/pantries, mother's room, wellness areas and conference rooms as they are being used. Observing cleaning staff demonstrates the efforts of your company to keep everyone healthy and safe.
  • Weekly detailed cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Electrostatic Spray Disinfecting scheduled regularly.
  • Supplies – ensure full stock of hand sanitizer, gloves, mask and anti-bacterial wipes stationed in high use areas. Provide access to these supplies for employees to mantain their personal work space. Elite can provide and deliver these items based on request.
  • PPE will also be worn by all Elite Staff.
  • Replacement of paper towel and hand soap dispensers to be touch-free / hands-free.

Contact us with any questions or require any additional information. info@cleanbyelite.com or 212.213.0500

Additional Resources

CDC General COVID-19 Page
CDC Guidance for Businesses
CDC Guidance for Schools
World Health Organization Situation Report