January 21, 2021
Each day we hear stories about the many heroes battling the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19. Doctors, nurses, grocers, delivery services, transit workers and first responders are just a few who put themselves at risk every day to protect and support our communities.
One group of heroes is often overlooked. Janitors. Their work is essential to infection control in every public space. From disinfecting high touch surfaces, hospital rooms and bathroom fixtures to promptly clearing spills and trip hazards, janitors make the facilities they steward safer for everyone.
Now more than ever, sanitation professionals are at the forefront of this battle. They are critical to helping flatten the infection curve, reducing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting our communities.
Honor Our Everyday Heroes
If you are following your state and local government recommendations, you are likely spending quite a bit of time at home. When you do go out for essential needs, you may see some of these frontline sanitation heroes. They are doing incredibly important work to protect our health and safety at their own personal risk. Take a moment to thank them.
To learn more about how frontline cleaning workers’ efforts affect an entire university campus, check out this article about UNC Chapel Hill’s Housekeeping Services.