Things Airports Still Aren’t Cleaning as Well as They Should
Surfaces like tables, chairs, counters, and, of course, kitchens are likely getting cleaned and disinfected regularly, but there are some other items that can fall by the wayside, like vending machines and self-checkouts. Overall, though, food courts can be problematic. After all, that’s where travelers are most likely to remove their masks to eat or drink whichever items they have purchased, opening the area up to a greater risk of COVID-19 transmission. “One of the biggest problems is that janitorial staff forget things, skip around on checklists, and there isn’t a good visual way to know if something was sanitized,” says Gina Jurlando, who works with Tulu, a new platform to support cleaning and sanitization efforts for businesses. “Even if you see someone cleaning [something like] the lounge seats, you’re not usually looking at the exact product and duration of time it was applied.”
Tulu is hoping to change this. For example, if an airport you’re traveling through uses Tulu’s software and you have the Tulu app, you can scan QR codes to see proof of work, as well as detailed data such as type of cleaner and amount used. “We hope to impress upon local airports the need to show travelers that they care about their health and safety,” Jurlando says. These are the 11 best hospital-grade cleaning supplies for your home.