The worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has people scrambling to protect themselves, their businesses and homes from potential contamination. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Recent studies have determined that the virus can survive in the air, once airborne for up to 4 hours. This means that a person (i.e. an employee, customer, resident, etc.) infected with it can cough, sneeze or even simply talk and they will contaminate the air in a room for hours.
Also, a person infected with COVID-19 can contaminate objects and surfaces in a home or business by once again exhaling infected droplets and they settle on these objects. Once contaminated, the virus can then survive on these surfaces for anywhere from 4 – 14 days! To make matters worse, now when another person happens by and touches these infected surfaces and then touches their own mouth, nose or eyes, they too become infected.
As America gets back to business, we have to accept a new reality of conducting business…COVID 19 Deep Cleaning and Sanitizing. In a recent survey, 89% of consumers said they were uneasy about going back to brick-and-mortar locations*.