There is much to learn about the novel corona-virus that causes corona-virus disease. Based on what is currently known about the virus, spread from person-to-person happens most frequently among close contacts.
This blog provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of hotel rooms so hoteliers can ensure the safety of their guests.
Personal Protective Equipment and Hand Hygiene
Cleaning staff should wear disposable gloves and gowns for all tasks in the cleaning process, including handling trash.
Gloves and gowns should be compatible with the disinfectant products being used. Gloves and gowns should be removed carefully to avoid contamination of the wearer and the surrounding area. Be sure to clean hands after removing gloves.
How to Clean and Disinfect
Routine cleaning and disinfection of the health facility using hospital grade
cleaners. If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Floors and baseboards are free of stains, visible dust, spills and streaks. Walls, ceilings and doors are free of visible dust, gross soil, streaks, and hand-prints.
All horizontal surfaces are free of visible dust or streaks (including furniture, window ledges, overhead lights, phones, picture frames, and carpets)
Bathroom fixtures including toilets, sinks, tubs and showers are free of
streaks, soil, stains and soap scum. Mirrors and windows are free of dust and streaks.
Dispensers are free of dust, soiling and residue and replaced/restocked
when empty. Appliances are free of dust, soiling and stains. Waste is disposed of appropriately. Items that are broken, torn, cracked or malfunctioning are replaced.
Staffing supplies and equipment to maintain the level of cleaning standards
during routine conditions as well as enhanced cleaning needs during outbreaks
e.g. influenza outbreak.