How to Clean Your Digital Directory in 2021

Author Christine Viera

Cleaning & Disinfecting Your Digital Signage in 3 Steps

On May 13, 2021, the CDC announced new guidelines for fully vaccinated people. The full guidelines are posted on the CDC website including these updates:

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Update that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. Update that fully vaccinated people can refrain from testing following a known exposure unless they are residents or employees of a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter

We expect this to accelerate a return to work, and increased use of office buildings, community buildings and public spaces. To support that anticipated rise in visitors and foot traffic, we’re recommending that clients continue to clean their directories daily.

Keep Your Directory Clean Without Damaging It

A picture is worth a 1,000 words. So, we put cleaning instructions in this short video for you.

Best Practices for Cleaning Your Digital Signage

Here are the best practices we recommend for keeping your touch screen displays, kiosks, digital signage and directories clean and disinfected. Links below showcase recommended products on Amazon. These same products can be purchased through many other vendors and retailers, so check with your suppliers. 

CAUTION: Special care must be taken to protect your displays. Never directly spray any screen with a cleaning solution. Only use the recommended cleaning solutions and products.

1. DISINFECTING SCREENS: To disinfect touch screens we recommend using disinfectant, multi-surface wipes. A complete list of EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens cleaners can be found on the CDC website. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products. Never use products with ammonia or directly spray any cleaning or disinfectant solution on the screen. If you’re using a spray cleaner, apply the solution to a soft cloth prior to cleaning your screen. Clean your screens regularly to maintain healthy surfaces. Heavily used touch screen directories may benefit from a daily cleaning regimen.

2. GLASS & SCREENS: To clean display glass or display screens, we recommend using multi-purpose/glass cleaner. This must be applied to a soft towel. Never apply spray cleaners directly to the glass or screen. Your glass cleaner must be ammonia-free. Clean glass or screens in addition to your disinfecting practice if you have interactive touch screen products.

3. STAINLESS STEEL: To clean the stainless steel, we recommend using stainless steel wipes. These keep the surface clean of smudges and should be done in addition to your disinfecting practice.

TouchSource customers can also add antimicrobial film to your directory. If you haven’t already added touchless directory and wayfinding services to your directory, those directory features have become a post-pandemic standard. With the unpredictable rise in visitor volumes, it can aid staff in managing onsite operations as demand for property management services rises in tandem. 

Feel free to call us to see what other customers are doing to make the most out of their TouchSource products as they communicate safety measures.

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