Cleaning of Church Buildings
The following websites provide guidance and product recommendations for cleaning and disinfection of buildings.
- CDC Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for Community and Faith-Based Organizations
- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)-Fighting Products from the Center for Biocide Chemistries
- CDC Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for Homes
HVAC Maintenance and covid-19
As the pandemic continues, researchers are learning more about how COVID-19 might be spread through indoor spaces. We've gathered some of that information for you here.
- August 19 video chat with Bishop Chilton re Dr. Fauci advice and HVAC system maintenance for parishes
- Can an HVAC Duct Spread COVID-19 in Offices, Stores, and Schools?
- How to Use Ventilation and Air Filtration to Prevent the Spread of Corona Virus Indoors
- Research Questions for Aerosol Scientists Addressing COVID-19 and the Workplace
- American Society of Heating and Air-conditioning Engineers' Position Document on Infectious Aerosols
- American Society of Heating and Air-conditioning Engineers' Emerging Issue Brief: Pandemic COVID-19 and Airborne Transmission
- Environmental Protection Agency: Indoor Air and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Environmental Protection Agency: Air Cleaners, HVAC Filters and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Industry Guidance for Safely Reopening: Faith-Based Communities, Places of Worship, Weddings, and Funerals
Cleaning firms affiliated with the Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA) who do deep cleaning
These are CPA preferred vendors and are all minority-owned, local businesses. The bottom two are minority-owned/woman-owned.
Smart Cleaning Solutions Inc
Ayman Nofal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bolana Capitol Enterprises, Inc.
Valarie Dock, email@example.com
Gladys Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org
C: 202-391-4301, 240-682-5177
Terms to understand when speaking with vendors
Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection. To effectively kill germs, the first step is to clean with soap and water or detergent. Then, the surface should be properly disinfected using a chemical cleaner and allowing for proper dwell times.
Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading the virus