Cleaning for the COVID Delta Variant

Cleaning for the COVID Delta Variant

The on-going Covid-19 pandemic has forced us all to adapt and change our daily lives and though we have all begun to feel some semblance of normalcy these past few months the emergence of the Covid Delta variance and rising number of infections reminds us that we must remain diligent in order to protect our family and loved ones. Currently surges are most pronounced in areas of the country where vaccination rates are lowest but there have also been steep infection increases in population dense areas like Los Angeles or New York. This has led health officials to conclude that the single best thing we can do for ourselves and family is get vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, which includes the Delta variant.

Do I need to do extra cleanings?

The PROs at COIT love a clean, sanitized, and disinfected surface, however, no additional cleaning beyond what we have already outlined for COVID is necessary. Current research holds that the Delta variant is transmitted in the same way as COVID has been spread traditionally. This variant is more contagious however, “NPR has reported, delta appears to be about 225% more transmissible than the original SARS-CoV-2 strains. One recent preprint study from China found that people who are infected with delta have — on average — about 1,000 times more copies of the virus in their respiratory tracts than those infected with the original strain, and are infectious earlier in the course of their illness.” NPR has also reported that the primary way the virus spreads remains being indoors with someone who is infected and breathing in their droplets or aerosols. With delta, the difference is that the infected person will make many more copies of the virus, faster, which makes it easier to spread. The good news is that the measures you’ve already put in place to help protect your family are still good for the new variant. Below are some recommendations from us and the CDC.

COIT’s Cleaning Recommendations

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as:

  • Counters and table tops
  • Doorknobs
  • Shelves and racks
  • Handrails
  • Water fountains
  • Carpeting and Rugs
  • Light switches
  • Bathroom fixtures and toilets
  • Phones, keyboards, tablets

COIT recommends the above surfaces be cleaned in the following environments:

  • Kitchens or Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools and Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Sales Spaces
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playgrounds/Gymnasiums
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Theaters and Arenas
  • Libraries and Community Centers
  • Restaurants, Bars and Hotels

It is our deepest commitment to help provide you with a clean, safe and healthy home environment. We appreciate you as a community member and customer. We want to assure you that COIT is here to help. Schedule Your Cleaning today.