Maximizing Sanitizing Effectiveness For High Touch Areas, Surfaces, And Objects

Fall is here. Whether it’s back-to-school, the return to regular work and life, or travel, new concerns are affecting people in all age groups. These new developments call for amplified vigilance while maintaining safe, protected spaces for living and working, focusing on high-touch areas and objects.

New research indicates that airborne germ-to-surface contamination can occur for up to 3 hours after particles become transmissible via mist (aerosolization). Also, surface cross-contamination can occur for up to 28 days. Cleaning and sanitizing high-touch surfaces at least once a day is now the recommended guidance.


Knowing where to hyper-focus attention to detail is crucial for routine maintenance cleaning and sanitizing protocols. Highly-trafficked areas frequently include:

  • Meeting rooms and reception areas
  • Food prep and service areas
  • Breakrooms
  • Elevators/escalators
  • Counters
  • Drinking fountains
  • Restrooms
  • Sinks and hand wash stations

Common high-touch areas:

  • School transport vehicles (including public transportation and vehicles for hire)
  • Computers, keyboards, mouse, monitors, phones, electronic devices, and remote controls
  • Appliances, equipment
  • Pens, pencils, books, games, and art supplies
  • Doorknobs and handles
  • Tables, desks, and chairs
  • Shopping carts and shopping baskets
  • Light switches, climate controls, and security keypads
  • Railings and handrails
  • Elevator buttons
  • Toilets, faucets, and sinks
  • Brooms, Mops, and cleaning buckets)
  • Laundry bins, baskets, hampers
  • Washable linens (napkins, tablecloths, uniforms, towels, and sheets)

Choosing the right products that clean and sanitize saves time and valuable resources.


Cleaning with products containing soap or detergent reduces germs on surfaces and objects by removing contaminants and may also weaken or damage some of the virus particles, which decreases the risk of infection from surfaces,” according to the official guidance for restoring spaces. Furthermore, recommendations for handing high-touch objects include:

  • Limit the use of frequently-used objects that are difficult to clean.
  • For 72 hours, do not use shared objects that are difficult to clean.
  • Clean and sanitize high-touch objects for reuse within 24 hours.
  • After removing gloves, wash hands.
  • Use soap (detergent, surfactant) on surfaces at least once a day.
  • Use PPE (personal protective equipment) to ensure safe application following the manufacturer’s product use instructions.
  • Store cleaning and sanitizing supplies away from children.
  • When handling or disposing of waste, wear gloves.

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