HEALTH: Seattle Parks steps up cleaning frequency ‘to prevent the spread of viruses’

With so many Seattle Parks facilities and properties in West Seattle, this announcement might be of interest:

As a best practice to prevent the spread of viruses during this cold and flu season, and in response to general concerns over Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is increasing custodial cleaning efforts at our facilities, including community centers and pools.

SPR is implementing these measures to support basic good cleaning and hygiene care at our high-traffic public facilities, and not in response to a specific exposure risk.

In addition to our already-established custodial routines, we will be implementing the following measures:

SPR will install Hand Sanitizing stations in lobby areas at our public facilities

SPR will increase the number of times that the following high-traffic areas are sanitized, with custodians sanitizing these areas three times during their shift:

-Bathroom countertops, stall handles, and flushing devices
-Entry/exit door handles and surrounding areas
-Lobby desk tops

The full Parks post also includes general advice for helping prevent viruses from spreading.

5 Replies to "HEALTH: Seattle Parks steps up cleaning frequency 'to prevent the spread of viruses'"

  • West Seattle Hipster February 20, 2020 (8:36 pm)

    Does this include disposing of hypodermic needles?

  • Barb Vadakin February 20, 2020 (9:26 pm)

    I have asked staff as they clean the restroom at the Alki bathhouse for a second soap dispenser. I have been told many times that one our be added and still nothing. With as busy as the Alki Beach area is it only makes sense  to have soap for hand washing. 

  • flimflam February 21, 2020 (7:50 am)

    it would be nice if maintenance like this was just normal everyday business…the parks levy should cover this stuff and not make a special event out of it.

  • Karen White February 21, 2020 (7:51 am)

    This should be standard practice, not just “during this cold and flu season”.

  • Jessica February 29, 2020 (7:07 am)

    Seattle schools laid off most of their cleaning staff years ago. What are they planning now for sanitizing at schools?

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