As Jon-Don continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 and the Delta variant and respond to the new and evolving situation, our goal remains to protect the health and safety of our customers, employees, and vendor partners. This website provides the resources and information you need to help guide you through these uncertain times.
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Recommended Cleaning Protocols for Residential & Commercial Facilities
General Cleaning and Disinfectant Application Guidelines
What is a High-Touch Surface?
High-touch surfaces are surfaces that are handled frequently throughout the day, and by numerous people. These areas include doorknobs, light switches, phones, sink faucets, armchairs, fridge handles, etc. These surfaces can become contaminated by direct contact with your hands or through indirect contact with other contaminated objects, such as inadequately cleaned rags and sponges or improperly washed hands. Pathogens can stay on surfaces if they are not properly removed.
For example, hepatitis A and Rotavirus can survive up to one month on hard, non-porous surfaces, while noroviruses can survive up to 42 days on the same type of surfaces. With SARS-CoV-2, high-touch surfaces have been shown to play a role in the collection of the virus both directly (contaminated hands to the surface) and indirectly (contamination from the surface, then subsequent hand-to T-zone of eyes, nose and mouth).
Disinfection vs. Sanitization
When decontaminating surfaces, it is important to understand there are differences between disinfectants and sanitizers.
Disinfectants are used on hard inanimate surfaces and objects in order to destroy or irreversibly inactivate infectious fungi, bacteria, and viruses that are listed on the label.
Sanitizers are used to reduce, but not necessarily eliminate, bacteria and fungi from an inanimate surface to levels considered acceptable as determined by public health codes and regulations. Generally, sanitizers are used on food-contact surfaces and disinfectants on all other hard surfaces. Fabric and carpet can only be sanitized.
Coronavirus Relief Options for Small Businesses
During this difficult time, Jon-Don understands the pressure you’re under to keep your business running. We want to help provide you valuable information that may ease some of your uncertainty.
Government Links to Monitor
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its Delta Variant is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. The CDC says that the Delta Variant is more contagious than the original COVID-19 virus. For the latest updates, please see official communications from the following sources: