Piedmont businesses clean-up to keep flu away

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Places across the Piedmont are paying extra close to their cleaning rounds to try and keep the flu away. 

Creative Corner Child Care is in High Point and workers say in the past few weeks they’ve stepped up their cleaning, “where we may have just done a basic cleaning before its now thorough with scrubbing and gloves everything,” says Anna Finch, a daycare worker.

Creative Corner Child Care sees sick kids and adults all the time and Finch says when the flu started spreading a lot of their workers not only disinfected rooms more but they also did it while wearing gloves.

Everyday the Greensboro Transit Authority makes 12,000 passenger trips on the city’s 98 buses. Each of the buses gets washed outside and inside nightly.  Cleaning crews disinfect all the hard surfaces inside the bus.  Philip Wilson works on the GTA cleaning crew and has seen some pretty nasty buses by the end of the day. 

“Number one would probably be the seats and then the rails because you never know where their hands go,” says Wilson, with GTA.

14 people have died in North Carolina this flu season.