Professional cleaners react to new CDC coronavirus guidelines

Written by on April 12, 2021

Professional cleaners react to new CDC coronavirus guidelines 

By Hayden Mitman

April 12, 2021

Photo by Matilda Wormwood from Pexels

New research shows there is only a small chance of contracting the coronavirus by touching surfaces. 

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Accordingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance for cleaning which might mean changes for those who work on the front lines to stop the spread of the virus. 

Researchers now say 99% of the virus will not survive for more than three days on most surfaces including metal, glass and plastic.  

As we now know, the most likely way to spread the coronavirus is through the air.

Still, cleaning companies, who have seen a huge increase in business the past year, don’t plan to change tactics. 

Stephen Zirnheld, president of Jan-Pro of the Lehigh Valley, says it’s still important.

“Cleaning wasn’t always at the top of the conversation, in terms of businesses it is now. We have some customers that want us onsite 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Zirnheld says.  

Melissa Homer, chief cleaning officer for MaidPro says she doesn’t expect business to slow down. 

“There was that focus on the top of surfaces and admittedly, that has died down. That’s true, but outside of those concerns, people need to live in a clean environment whether there is COVID or not,” Homer says.  

Professional cleaners say moving forward they expect to be even busier as more workplaces begin opening back up. 

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