Use “Targeted Hygiene” to Efficiently Disinfect and Protect Against COVID-19

Practicing “Targeted Hygiene”

Thorough disinfection is one of your first lines of defense to protect your staff, tenants, or customers from getting infected. But scrubbing down your entire property with chemical disinfectants often requires a lot of time and labor.

Practicing targeted hygiene is a good stopgap measure to maximize your chances of staying healthy.

According to the CDC, “targeted hygiene” means focusing your disinfecting efforts on areas and situations where there’s a higher risk of coronavirus transmissions, such as food-preparation surfaces and bathrooms.

Here’s how to practice targeted hygiene:

Focus your disinfecting efforts on high-touch areas and surfaces that are more likely to carry harmful viruses and bacteria.

Targeted hygiene cuts down the risk of coronavirus transmission, but it doesn’t replace the need for full sanitation routines.

Even for our clients that require weekly or monthly professional disinfection services, implementing targeted hygiene practices in between cleanings helps to further reduce risk.

How often should you apply targeted hygiene?

It depends on the size of your space and the number of “hygiene hotspots,” or high-touch, hand-contact surfaces and areas. For example: 

  • Food prep surfaces and dining areas
  • Restrooms and wash areas 
  • Doorknobs and handles
  • Elevator buttons
  • Chairs and tables 
  • Countertops
  • Electronics
  • Entryways
  • Storage areas

Disinfect each of these areas with a strong disinfectant (such as 62% or higher isopropyl alcohol, a diluted bleach solution, or Clorox wipes), especially if someone in the area has been suspected or confirmed to be infected with coronavirus.

We recommend doing this multiple times a day, if possible. With the recent surges in COVID-19 across the globe, now is the time to be extra vigilant.