What should I do if an employee or customer is diagnosed? Sanitize the space in which the employee or customer has been.
What should be used for a Sanitization Clean? EPA-registered household disinfectant (You should never eat, drink, breathe or inject these products into your body or apply directly to your skin as they can cause serious harm. Do not wipe or bathe pets with these products or any other products that are not approved for animal use.)
What if a employee or customer was infected? Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person who is sick, such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment like tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines.
When can I reopen? Once area has been appropriately disinfected, it can be opened for use. Workers without close contact with the person who is sick can return to work immediately after disinfection.
What if the employee has been out for awhile? If more than 7 days since the person who is sick visited or used the facility, additional cleaning and disinfection is not necessary. Continue routing cleaning and disinfection. This includes everyday practices that businesses and communities normally use to maintain a healthy environment.
What if they worked in an outdoor area? Outdoor areas, like playgrounds in schools and parks generally require normal routine cleaning, but do not require disinfection.
What should the person sanitizing wear? Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect.
What should be sanitized? High touch surfaces include:Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.
What should I do before an employee has been diagnosed? Develop policies for worker protection and provide training to all cleaning staff on site prior to providing cleaning tasks.
How often should I have a sanitization clean done? Daily if possible, if not then weekly.
What should be sanitized? Surfaces frequently touched by multiple people, such as door handles, desks, phones, light switches, and faucets, should be cleaned and disinfected at least daily. More frequent cleaning and disinfection may be required based on level of use.
Can this virus be spread by food? To date, there have not been any reports of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus through food.