Communicable Diseases

Building maintenance staff play an important part in promoting the health and safety of building occupants. Clean, well-maintained facilities help control the spread of communicable diseases such as colds or the flu, and even more serious diseases such as H1N1 (commonly known as Swine Flu) or MRSA. 


Most viruses are spread from person to person through coughing or sneezing. Some viruses and bacteria can live for hours on surfaces, so people may become infected by touching something – such as a door knob, desk, or object – with cold or flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.


Take these everyday steps to protect your health:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you don’t have a tissue handy, cough or sneeze into your arm, not your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleansers are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you become ill, stay home from work and limit contact with others. 


Jon-Don has a broad selection of hand soaps, sanitizers, disinfectants, and other supplies that can help prevent the spread of illness in your facility. In addition, our experts can work with you to develop a set of systems and procedures that better protect the health and safety of building occupants. 


For assistance in selecting the right products to protect, clean, and sanitize your facility, please contact our Building Service Experts at 800-556-6366.