Introduction:

This checklist template is part of our Coronavirus Workplace Processes pack.

It was built following the procedures outlined by the New York Department of Health Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection for COVID-19 For Retail Stores.

This Process Street checklist is intended to be a step-by-step guide to help prevent spread of COVID-19 at essential shops and retail outlets. It outlines the procedures and supplies that should be in place to encourage effective hand and respiratory hygiene and to practice routine cleaning and disinfection of high-risk, frequently touched locations. This checklist was built specifically for use at essential retail locations (i.e. grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.) so that owners, supervisors and other employees can implement these procedures into daily work.

You can edit this template to better suits your specific needs, if needed. It uses Process Street features such as, conditional logic, dynamic due dates, and stop tasks to improve process compliance amongst your team and allow for variable outcomes depending on the specific circumstances. You can add additional form fields or edit existing ones throughout the checklist to help you gather all the information you need that's specific to your workplace. 

When you'd like to put your template to use, all you have to do is run the template as a checklist.

Process Street is not a medical institution and the items contained in this process template are illustrative and not intended to be understood as medical advice. Please refer to the attached PDF document for any and all medical or operational recommendations.

Record basic details

Use the form fields below to record basic information first.

Cleaning:

Wear personal protective equipment

Before you begin cleaning, it's important that you wear personal protective equipment (i.e. gloves) as it's recommended to on the products' labels.

Make sure to read all the product labels carefully to make sure you're protecting yourself the best you can.

Note: It's not necessary to wear respiratory protection whilst cleaning/disinfecting.

Clean surfaces using water and soap/detergent

Make sure to clean surfaces with soap and water before disinfecting them, to remove any debris and strengthen the disinfecting process. 

You can alternatively use a detergent that has both cleaning and disinfecting properties instead of soap and water, but be sure to carefully follow the product label instructions for best results.

Disinfection:

Disinfect surfaces using an EPA registered disinfectant

Now that you've cleaned the surfaces, you need to disinfect them using an EPA- and DEC- registered disinfectant that has been labeled as effective against human coronavirus and/or rhinovirus.

Make sure to carefully read the bottle label before using to maximize its effectiveness against the viruses. The label should include contact times (the specified time the disinfectant should be left on surfaces to be effective), which could range from five to ten minutes after initial application. 

For concentrated disinfectants, it's also extremely important to carefully follow the label instructions before mixing the diluted solution needed to be effective against the virus. 

[Conditional] Use a fresh 2% chlorine bleach solution

If you don't have access to commercial disinfectants, you can use a fresh 2% chlorine bleach solution (~1 tablespoon of bleach in 1 quart of water) instead. 

Make sure to dispose of the solution after 24 hours and prepare a new batch daily or as often as needed.

Disposal:

Place used gloves and other disposable items in a bag

After you're finished cleaning and disinfecting, carefully remove and place your used gloves and other disposable items in a bag that can be securely tied before disposing of them with the rest of the garbage.

Wash hands with soap and water

Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water for 20-30 seconds as soon as you remove your gloves.

[Conditional] Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

If you don't have access to soap and water, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer instead.

But, if your hands are visibly dirty, then it's best to use soap and water.

Approval: Final approval

Will be submitted for approval:
  • Record basic details
    Will be submitted
  • Wear personal protective equipment
    Will be submitted
  • Clean surfaces using water and soap/detergent
    Will be submitted
  • Disinfect surfaces using an EPA registered disinfectant
    Will be submitted
  • [Conditional] Use a fresh 2% chlorine bleach solution
    Will be submitted
  • Place used gloves and other disposable items in a bag
    Will be submitted
  • Wash hands with soap and water
    Will be submitted
  • [Conditional] Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    Will be submitted

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