CHARLOTTE, N.C. —June 22, 2021– As pandemic-related restrictions continue to lift, consumers are beginning to travel and enter public facilities. However, travelers still expect a higher level of cleanliness to feel confident and comfortable visiting new places. As summer travel season officially begins, SC Johnson Professional offers several tips to help facilities instill confidence in travelers.
“With more Americans being vaccinated against COVID-19, more people are expected to venture out and visit public facilities such as airports, train stations and restaurants,” said Mike Flagg, head of SC Johnson Professional’s North American business. “Moving forward, it’s important to many consumers that facilities continue their cleaning efforts post-pandemic and provide the necessary items that promote healthy hand hygiene practices.”
Tips to help reduce the spread of germs while summer travel resumes include:
- Provide hand hygiene options: According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid sickness and prevent germ transmission. Having ample stock of hand hygiene essentials such as soap and sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is critical in travel and leisure facilities as it helps promote positive hand hygiene behaviors. Airports, train and bus stations can place hand sanitizer stations with either standing or desktop dispensers throughout the facility.
- Clean high-touch areas frequently: Many high-touch areas, especially in airports, are breeding grounds for germs. Cleaning and disinfecting these are essential. Start by cleaning off any heavy soil before applying disinfectant to achieve the best results. Then, follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding contact time before wiping away.
- Follow a targeted hygiene approach: Targeted hygiene guidance focuses on hygiene behavior rather than just routine cleaning and disinfection, to break the chain of infection in workplaces and public facilities. The core principle of targeted hygiene is to identify the 8 moments of potential infection spread and advise targeted hand or surface hygiene actions to reduce the risk of infection transmission.
- Stay home when ill: Employees interact with many travelers each day, which could create a domino effect of germs spreading. Encourage employees to stay home when ill.
For more information on cleaning and hygiene solutions from SC Johnson Professional, visit https://www.scjp.com/en-us/targetedhygiene.
About SC Johnson Professional
SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson®, a family company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930’s.
SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning & hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates our range of specialist occupational skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson® brands and innovative professional cleaning & hygiene products.
The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience. This is built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision for ‘rethinking the professional experience’ with the user in mind.