Cleaning and Disinfecting (COVID)

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Increased Cleaning

All common areas and high touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected daily or should the employee require at the start and end of each work day by Facility staff or contracted cleaners. Examples of common areas and high touch surfaces include washrooms, shared offices, common tables, desks, light switches, handrails, and door handles. Disinfecting wipes or spray will be used and if these are unavailable, soap and water will be.

Employees are encouraged to avoid high touch areas, where possible. After being in a high touch area, hand washing must immediately occur. Where possible, wear gloves when working with high-touch areas. Do not touch your face with gloved hands. Put on and remove gloves in a manner that avoids contamination of the hands. Ensure you wash your hands after removing gloves.

Employees are to clean and disinfect their workstation or work area at the start and end of each work day. Cleaners and disinfectants will be provided by the Town. Should you bring your own disinfectant in, it will need to be approved for use to ensure it does not damage a workstation or any equipment:

  • When cleaning IT equipment, do not use cloths saturated with liquid. For example, use ready to use disinfectant wipes with excess moisture squeezed out of the wipe or a cloth dampened with disinfectant.
  • Never spray or pour disinfectant directly onto IT equipment. Do not get moisture into openings.
  • All commonly touched items such a desk spaces, staplers, light switches, file cabinets, chair arms should be cleaned prior to disinfection.
  • Allow all surfaces and equipment to dry before reuse.

Supporting material

  • Refer to the documents on this page for additional information on cleaning and disinfecting procedures.

Tools and Equipment

  • Where possible, each employee should utilize only their own equipment and tools while performing their job duties to minimize contact spread of COVID-19.
  • Previously shared equipment such as payment terminals should be assigned to a limited number of employees for use.
  • Where it is not possible to, the shared equipment and tools must be cleaned and disinfected with wipes/spray or a soap and water solution between uses by different employees. Disinfection products will be available at shared equipment (i.e. photocopier) locations and employees will be provided with disinfection products for personal use through-out the work day.
  • Cleaning and disinfection procedures for equipment and tools will be provided to all employees.
  • Employees who use personal protective equipment (PPE) to complete their job duties, should not share their PPE with other employees. Employees are to label their equipment.




Increased Cleaning

All common areas and high touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected daily or should the employee require at the start and end of each work day by Facility staff or contracted cleaners. Examples of common areas and high touch surfaces include washrooms, shared offices, common tables, desks, light switches, handrails, and door handles. Disinfecting wipes or spray will be used and if these are unavailable, soap and water will be.

Employees are encouraged to avoid high touch areas, where possible. After being in a high touch area, hand washing must immediately occur. Where possible, wear gloves when working with high-touch areas. Do not touch your face with gloved hands. Put on and remove gloves in a manner that avoids contamination of the hands. Ensure you wash your hands after removing gloves.

Employees are to clean and disinfect their workstation or work area at the start and end of each work day. Cleaners and disinfectants will be provided by the Town. Should you bring your own disinfectant in, it will need to be approved for use to ensure it does not damage a workstation or any equipment:

  • When cleaning IT equipment, do not use cloths saturated with liquid. For example, use ready to use disinfectant wipes with excess moisture squeezed out of the wipe or a cloth dampened with disinfectant.
  • Never spray or pour disinfectant directly onto IT equipment. Do not get moisture into openings.
  • All commonly touched items such a desk spaces, staplers, light switches, file cabinets, chair arms should be cleaned prior to disinfection.
  • Allow all surfaces and equipment to dry before reuse.

Supporting material

  • Refer to the documents on this page for additional information on cleaning and disinfecting procedures.

Tools and Equipment

  • Where possible, each employee should utilize only their own equipment and tools while performing their job duties to minimize contact spread of COVID-19.
  • Previously shared equipment such as payment terminals should be assigned to a limited number of employees for use.
  • Where it is not possible to, the shared equipment and tools must be cleaned and disinfected with wipes/spray or a soap and water solution between uses by different employees. Disinfection products will be available at shared equipment (i.e. photocopier) locations and employees will be provided with disinfection products for personal use through-out the work day.
  • Cleaning and disinfection procedures for equipment and tools will be provided to all employees.
  • Employees who use personal protective equipment (PPE) to complete their job duties, should not share their PPE with other employees. Employees are to label their equipment.