Clean Freaks for Now or Forever?

The cleaning industry will need a new, or renewed, generation of workers to meet new demand

Clean Thoughts: May/June 2021 Editor’s Note

More than 115 million people—34.8% of the total U.S. population—were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of mid-May. Yet, even after receiving vaccinations, many Americans say they will continue to follow pandemic health and safety guidelines and prioritize facilities that are committed to cleanliness. 

Survey Says: Commercial Cleaning is No Longer a Luxury

Each day more people are becoming vaccinated and heading back to the office, restaurants, retail stores and airports. They are doing this with new cleaning standards and habits formed during the global pandemic. Individuals are now more aware than ever of the impact of germs and how cleaning and sanitizing can help prevent the spread of illnesses. A new national survey commissioned by Stratus Building Solutions reveals just how germ-conscious people are as they venture back into the world.

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New survey suggests vaccinated Americans won’t follow CDC cleaning advice

A new national survey reveals 88% of Americans plan to be “extra cautious” about germs as they venture back out into the world – even after they are fully vaccinated.

These findings are coming out just as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) unveiled new guidelines that downplay how often people should clean and disinfect surfaces.

The research compiled by Stratus Building Solutions, a national commercial cleaning company with a local office, shows the pandemic turned a large majority of Americans into neat freaks.

Survey: 88% of Americans plan to be ‘extra cautious’ even after fully vaccinated against COVID

Demand for cleanliness at new high after year-long pandemic

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr.

Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 plan to remain “extra cautious” of potential germs.

This is according to a survey of 520 people (276 men, 244 women) conducted by Stratus Building Solutions, a company specializing in commercial cleaning services. The survey suggests Americans are turning into “neat freaks” thanks to the year-long pandemic.