Venues Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing
For the first time since March 2020, Asheville’s smaller music venues, both indoors and outdoors, are allowed to start reopening again at 30% capacity. Sadly, many venues haven’t recovered the traumatic loss of more than half a million dollars in revenue during the mandatory stay-at-home order. The COVID-19 pandemic shutdown caused many venues to let go of their employees and even go out of business. Asheville is famous for its rich music venues and bars culture, as many of these venues have been the staple of Asheville’s downtown heritage. That is why it’s important to support these venues and venue owners to practice cleaning and disinfecting protocols during the reopening process and to keep staying open. We recommend following these four tips when reopening an event venue.
How to Clean, Disinfect and Sanitize an Event Venue Properly
Follow these four tips for cleaning your event venue:
- Make Sure Staff Are Properly Trained
As a part of the pre-event process, you need to ensure the cleaning staff is properly trained on the right products and protocols for COVID-19 safety. Use microfiber cloths when wiping down surfaces because it allows the surface to stay wet and disinfect. Cleaning and disinfecting are two different processes that work together to be effective in preventing the spread of viruses. Clean dirty areas to remove dirt and dust before disinfecting to reduce or eliminate pathogens that could cause COVID-19 and other illnesses.
- Identify High-Touch Surfaces
You should consider all of the surface areas participants might touch that will require frequent cleaning and disinfection. Walkthrough your venue in advance of the event and make note of all the areas you touch, such as door handles, bathrooms, stair railings, and surfaces. These high touchpoints are high-risk areas that will need extra sanitation.
- Keep Attendees Informed
Make sure to share your cleaning and safety protocols early and with everyone who will be attending the event. Publicize the venue’s cleaning protocols via the event website, social media, and on-site signage. Share safety tips, such as frequency of handwashing, mask enforcement, and temperature check prior to attendees’ arrival.
- Minimize Space Decor
Don’t give COVID-19 a chance to spread throughout your venue’s decor. Avoid carpets, curtains, and anything else that is hard to clean. Cushioned chairs are decorative and often more comfortable; however, a hard-surfaced chair is easier to disinfect between events. Carpets require HEPA filter vacuums to be cleaning thoroughly, so it’s best to stay clear of cloth and clutter when decorating for an event.
SaniSafe understands that every event venue is unique and requires special cleaning. That is why we use proprietary, eco-friendly, and non-toxic technology to ensure your business is cleaned and disinfected before an event. Contact us today to schedule your event venue cleaning appointment.