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Germs in the Office

Updated: Jul 14, 2020

Covered in today’s blog:

Where are germs in the office located?

How should you protect yourself from these germs in commercial spaces?

Anywhere you go, you are in contact with germs. Especially in places where people are constantly walking in and out, germs tend to linger around. Check out the areas where most individuals gather in the office: the lounge, coffee room, and elevators. These are homes to many germs, and you should invest extra time into sanitizing them.

With the novel coronavirus pandemic, many workers should take proper precautions and understand how to keep office spaces free of germs.

How Germs Spread in the Workplace

Think twice before pressing those buttons

High touch areas such as elevator buttons and stair railings harbor germs on its surfaces. To avoid touching these germs, you can cover your finger with your sleeve before pressing the button. You can also simply wash your hands for 15-20 seconds after you’ve touched those areas before you get back to work.


The most common way a virus spreads is through respiratory droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. The best way to avoid the spread of germs is by coughing into your elbow or folded tissue paper. When doing this, you want to cover your nose and mouth so that the droplets don’t contaminate the people and surfaces near you.

High traffic areas

Areas where people herd around, create the most germs. High traffic areas such as the lounge, coffee room, and elevators tend to have the most concentrated level of germs as they attract many people. To prevent germs from spreading you can find a time where these areas are least occupied. Also, remember to wash your hands after using shared office appliances and supplies.

Avoiding germs entirely might be impossible as they are ubiquitous. If you follow these three simple tips, you can slow or lessen the spread of germs! For a more thorough and effective disinfection, you can check out our website here.

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