Office Cleaning Protocol During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Office Cleaning Protocol During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work. As businesses navigate the new normal, maintaining a clean and safe working environment has become a top priority. At Crystal Facilities Management, we understand the importance of thorough office cleaning in preventing the spread of the virus. In this article, we will outline our office cleaning protocol during the COVID-19 pandemic to help businesses ensure the safety and well-being of their employees and customers.

1. Understanding the Virus

Before we dive into our cleaning protocol, it is essential to understand the characteristics of the virus. COVID-19 primarily spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. It can also spread by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching the face. Knowing how the virus spreads enables us to develop effective cleaning strategies to minimize the risk of transmission.

2. Enhanced Cleaning Practices

Our cleaning professionals undergo regular training to stay up to date with the latest cleaning practices recommended by health authorities and industry experts. During the pandemic, we have enhanced our cleaning practices to target high-touch surfaces and commonly used areas that are prone to contamination. Our cleaning protocol includes:

2.1 Daily Disinfection

We follow a rigorous schedule for daily disinfection of surfaces that are frequently touched, such as doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, handrails, and shared equipment. We use disinfectants recommended by health authorities and ensure that the surfaces remain wet for the specified contact time to effectively kill the virus.

2.2 Thorough Cleaning of Restrooms

Restrooms are spaces where germs can easily spread. To ensure proper hygiene, our cleaning professionals pay special attention to restrooms and follow strict cleaning practices. We thoroughly clean and disinfect toilets, sinks, faucets, door handles, and other high-touch surfaces. We also refill soap dispensers and provide an ample supply of hand sanitizers for improved hand hygiene.

2.3 Regular Vacuuming and Floor Cleaning

Regular vacuuming and floor cleaning are crucial in maintaining a clean and healthy office environment. Our cleaning professionals use HEPA-filtered vacuums that effectively trap dust particles and other contaminants. We also pay attention to high-traffic areas and provide deep cleaning solutions to remove stubborn stains.

2.4 Disinfection of Common Areas

Common areas, such as break rooms, conference rooms, and reception areas, are frequently used by multiple individuals. We ensure these spaces are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to minimize the risk of cross-contamination. Our professionals clean tables, countertops, chairs, and other surfaces with disinfectants to create a safe environment for everyone.

3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Crystal Facilities Management prioritizes the safety of our cleaning professionals as well. They are equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize the risk of exposure to the virus. Our team wears disposable gloves, masks, and gowns, and follows strict protocols for their proper disposal to prevent any spread of infection.

4. Communication and Response

Open communication is crucial in maintaining a safe workplace during the pandemic. We encourage our clients to report any suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases among their employees. In such cases, our cleaning professionals are immediately informed, and we follow established protocols for deep cleaning and disinfection of the affected areas. We collaborate closely with our clients to ensure a swift response and minimize any potential disruption to their operations.

5. Flexible Scheduling

We understand that businesses have unique operating hours and requirements. Crystal Facilities Management offers flexible scheduling options to accommodate the needs of our clients. Whether it is early morning, late evening, or weekends, we can develop a customized cleaning plan that fits seamlessly into your business operations.

6. Adherence to Health Guidelines

Crystal Facilities Management strictly adheres to the health guidelines provided by local health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We regularly monitor any updates and adapt our cleaning practices accordingly. Our commitment to maintaining a clean and safe working environment is unwavering.


As businesses navigate the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a clean and safe office environment is crucial for the well-being of employees and the continued success of the organization. Crystal Facilities Management is dedicated to providing reliable and effective office cleaning services during these unprecedented times. Our enhanced cleaning practices, adherence to health guidelines, and commitment to open communication set us apart as a trusted partner in maintaining a clean and safe workplace. Contact us today to learn more about our office cleaning protocol and how we can assist you in creating a healthy environment for your workforce.