What is a High Touch Surface?

The simple answer to the question is any surface that’s frequently touched by multiple people. However, those surfaces can vary, depending on the venue. It can include a vast number of surfaces that people don’t even think about. While not an exhaustive list, high touch surfaces include:

  • Break room counters
  • School desks
  • Light switches
  • Doorknobs
  • Appliance handles
  • Gym and fitness center equipment
  • Elevator buttons
  • Stair railings
  • Phones and mobile devices
  • Keyboards and printers
  • Storage cabinets
  • Grocery cart handles
  • Toilet lids and flush handles
  • Any type of shared equipment or surfaces in workplaces, communal areas, vehicles, schools and daycares

Not Just for COVID-19

The pandemic taught most people about the importance of using sanitizing wipes. They provide a higher level of hygiene than ordinary cleaning wipes. However, just because COVID-19 isn’t as prevalent as before doesn’t mean that other illnesses aren’t still waiting to infect people.

Childhood to Adult

Minimizing the spread of illness and disease pathogens is still important. Youngsters and adults easily spread contaminants back and forth among each other. The instances of cross infections can last for weeks.

The Costs of Being Sick

When an illness begins to circulate among schools, daycares, offices and factories it affects everyone and has a cascading effect. It results in a loss of productivity for businesses. Individuals lose money when they have to miss work. Daycares and schools may have to close temporarily, disrupting parental jobs, childcare and school instruction time. That doesn’t include the cost of visits to the doctor and medications.

Everyone’s Responsibility

The job of helping to prevent the spread of pathogens is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone can do their part by regularly wiping down high touch surfaces with sanitizing wipes. Other precautions include frequent hand washing and using hand sanitizer. No one wants to get sick, miss work, and have their income affected, or see their loved ones ill. By using sanitizing wipes and contributing to cleanliness, everyone can experience a healthier life.

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