COVID-19 spreads through person to person contact and respiratory droplets. But research also suggests the virus can retain active and thrive for hours on certain types of surfaces. Meaning, public transportations, malls, train, stations, grocery stores and other public areas can be an avenue for the virus to thrive, multiply and infect people.

However, the right cleaning solution and the disinfection process can help in containing the virus, especially in train stations where people come and go daily. Below is a guide to disinfecting train station facilities the right way.

Prepare daily disinfection checklist

A daily checklist should include disinfecting doors, handrails, seats, floors, windows, bathrooms, doorknobs, light switch, toilets, toilet handles, mirrors, sinks and soap dispensers. These areas are frequently touched and need deep cleaning before proper disinfecting. As we enter the new normal, cleaning alone is not sufficient, especially in public surfaces and shared equipment. So, disinfect using an antimicrobial disinfectant effective against the COVID-19 virus.

Choose the right disinfectant

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using an EPA-registered antiviral cleaning agent like Dr. Joe’s Pro Commercial Strength Disinfectants. They are non-toxic, organic certified, non-corrosive and kill bacteria and viruses in seconds to minutes. It is a powerful, fast, and highly effective broad-spectrum disinfectant that you can use in a simple, one-step spray and go process.

Get as much help

A dedicated cleaning staff greatly help in getting the work done right. Before cleaning and disinfecting, make sure to remind everyone about the standard protocol in sanitizing to make sure the level of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained on a daily basis. Proper cleaning and disinfecting are very important steps to keep everyone safe and healthy as we all move to a “new normal” in the midst of this health crisis. The more help you can get in cleaning train stations, the safer everyone can be. Make sure not to forget placing sanitizers, sanitizing wipes, and soaps in designated areas.