Stepping up your cleaning and disinfecting practices can help minimize the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 in your church.
The coronavirus can be spread by touching a contaminated surface, and it may be viable for hours up to days on chairs, desks, pews, counters, door handles, phones, computer keys, microphones and more. Experts say that cleaning surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in community settings.
If you are in a state that is urging churches, ministries and/or schools to suspend in-person worship services or classes, please use this downtime to perform a deep clean and disinfection of your facility as regulations allow — especially in high-touch, high-traffic areas.
A note before you get started: Please be sure to review the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance with your employees and volunteers about proper procedures for cleaning and disinfecting your facilities.
As you plan to improve your cleaning and disinfecting procedures, ask your team questions to help develop a robust process. Here are a few ideas to get the conversation started:
For more information on how to clean your facility, check out these resources from the CDC. And for more resources from GuideStone Property and Casualty® regarding COVID-19, click here.