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Cleaning and Health Tips for Returning Back to the Office 

cleaning and health tips

Whether you’re chomping at the bit and can’t wait to go back to your regular commute or planning a more cautious approach, many of us are getting the call to return to the office. With the necessary precautions against COVID-19 and all its variants still a part of our day-to-day lives, there are simple steps you can take at the office to help stay healthy.


New Office Protocols that Enhance Safety

According to a recent U.S. poll of a thousand people who returned to working in their offices this past year, 71% of the respondents said that they favored a hybrid work model that split their time between the office and working remotely. When asked for specific reasons, 46% pointed to possible exposure to COVID-19 or a variant of it, and 30% were concerned about working and interacting with unvaccinated coworkers. 

In a Forbes.com article, companies around the world have taken these concerns on board and have put together protocols to alleviate their employees’ health concerns, including:

Many companies such as Google, Apple, and Goldman Sachs are also implementing new floor plans to accommodate social distancing, as well as new schedules that allow for hybrid hours (e.g., three days in the office and two days working from home), working in shifts to limit the number of people in the building at once, and other similar arrangements. 

Personal responsibility for staying healthy also plays a role. Employees are expected to take steps to protect themselves and others, such as wearing masks during in-person meetings, social distancing, and cleaning and disinfecting individual workspaces after use.

Arm Yourself With the Right Tools

Remember the excitement (and a little ambivalence) of the days leading up to the first day of school? There was something about a new backpack, new shoes, even new pencils, notebooks, and art supplies that made starting fresh seem like a positive step. Why not think of preparing for your return to the workplace in the same way?

Most office managers are making a point of providing hand sanitizing stations, disposable masks, motion-sensor soap dispensers in bathrooms, and cleaning products and equipment as part of their return-to-the-office rollout. But similar to having your own lunch box and school supplies, packing the following into your work bag will help you feel more empowered and ready to handle the "newer new normal."


Hand Wipes

While there’s no match for soap and water, Nice 'N CLEAN® Sani-Hands® Antibacterial Hand Wipes are the perfect solution when you’re on-the-go and need a convenient and effective way to clean your hands. Our alcohol-free antibacterial wipes contain benzalkonium chloride, and have been clinically shown to kill 99.9% of the most common bacteria [1]. Made with renewable plant-based fibers, each hypoallergenic wipe is infused with natural aloe to prevent dryness and provide a moisturizing and soothing experience. They’re available in portable, resealable 20-count packages that can be kept in your purse, car, briefcase, and at the office. 

If you are looking for an alcohol-based sanitizing hand wipe, look no further than Nice 'N CLEAN® SANI-HANDS® Sanitizing Hand Wipes. Made with a proprietary 70% alcohol formula that is clinically proven to kill 99.99% of bacteria [1] on hands, Nice ’N CLEAN® SANI-HANDS® Sanitizing Hand Wipes are more effective than gel sanitizers because they also wipe away dirt, grime, and other impurities on your skin. Individually wrapped for portability and convenience, these high-alcohol wipes also contain aloe and vitamin E to hydrate and protect your skin.


Disinfecting Wipes

Every day when you arrive at the office, take a moment to move everything off of your desk and completely wipe it down with a surface wipe, such as Nice 'N CLEAN® Disinfecting Wipes. Our clinically-tested disinfecting solution is effective against 99.9% of bacteria [2] and viruses [3], including the COVID-19 virusɸ. In addition to the top of your desk, also use them to clean the drawers and drawer handles, and anywhere else on the desk you touch during the workday. 

Nice 'N CLEAN® Disinfecting Wipes are also great for your keyboard, mouse, and any other items with hard, nonporous surfaces (desk lamp, framed photos, printer, shredder, stapler, tape dispenser, 3-hole punch, pen holder, etc.) 

To disinfect your monitor, use a fresh Nice 'N CLEAN® Disinfecting Wipe to gently wipe the screen. Don’t forget to clean the back, sides, and stand of your monitor as well. If you see any streaks after the screen dries, use a microfiber cloth to remove them.

Always use a fresh wipe for each area to avoid cross-contamination. Be sure to allow all the surfaces to air dry completely for maximum disinfecting power. 


Lens Wipes

What good is a clean monitor if your vision is obstructed with dirty lenses? If you wear glasses, make sure you always have crystal clear views with regular use of Nice 'N CLEAN® Lens Wipes! Our ammonia-free formula is non-scratching, non-streaking, and anti-fog. Each wipe is individually packaged so they’re easy to keep handy in your pocket, your laptop bag, and your desk drawer.


Flushable Wipes

It has probably been a while since you’ve needed to use a shared restroom, so don’t forget to pack some personal wipes in your back-to-the-workplace kit. Our 100% biodegradable [4] Nice 'N CLEAN® SecureFLUSH™ Technology Flushable Wipes are made from ultra-strong quilted material to help you feel confidently clean. You can flush up to five wipes at a time [5] as they break apart five times faster in water than the leading toilet paper does. Made with baking soda — an effective, all-natural cleaning solution — they also contain three times more moisturizing aloe and vitamin E [6] to leave even the most sensitive skin feeling soothed and refreshed.


Head Back to the Office with Confidence

Any back-to-the-workplace anxieties and concerns you may feel are valid. It’s been a long time since we’ve been in our previous work environments and things will definitely be different when we return. It’s good to know companies are taking extra precautions to protect employee health, and we can also take extra steps by using Nice ’N CLEAN® Wipes at the office. Our comprehensive line of wipes was developed to make life easier, healthier, and more convenient for everyone. 



[1] Kills 99.9% of the most common household bacteria
[2] Effective against common cold virus caused by Coronavirus and common flu virus caused by Influenza A H3N2 Virus
[3] Effective against Escherichia coli (E. coli), Salmonella enterica (Salmonella), Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria), Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep), Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
ɸKills SARS-CoV-2 on hard, nonporous surfaces
[4] When disposed of in the toilet
[5] Safe for well-maintained sewer and septic systems. Not recommended for use with motorhomes or basement pump systems.
[6] Compared to original formula of Nice 'N CLEAN® Flushable Wipes



  1. https://envoy.com/blog/return-to-work-survey-reveals-what-employees-really-think-about-working-in-the-office/   
  2. https://www.tempechamber.org/blog/8-office-cleaning-tips-returning-workplace
  3. https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2021/08/03/the-return-to-the-office-best-practices-for-helping-employees-feel-safe/?sh=72ccf6993069
  4. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/workplaces-businesses/index.html


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