SANITIZING & DISINFECTING (COVID-19)
As 2020 progresses, COVID-19 continues to expand its reach across the nation and abroad at an unprecedented rate. What we do today, tomorrow, and the days after that until a vaccine is readily available, is paramount in mitigating our risk of contracting the virus.
Here at Valley, we are aiding in the fight against this virus by offering two unique solutions to help you effectively disinfect and sanitize high-risk surfaces. Read on to learn more about these products and how they can help you stay safe.
how the virus spreads
According to the CDC, COVID-19 spreads in 3 ways.
1. Person to Person – The greatest risk of infection comes from direct contact with an individual infected with COVID-19, as well as being within 6 feet of the infected individual.
2. Airborne Transmission – The virus can sometimes be spread by airborne particles that linger in the air for minutes to hours after an infected person has left the area.
3. Contact with Contaminated Surfaces – An individual may become infected through contact with contaminated surfaces that house respiratory droplets from an infected individual.
stopping the spread
Cleaning with soap and water reduces the amount of germs, dirt and impurities on surfaces, while disinfecting kills these germs.
In order to protect yourself against COVID-19 and other viruses, routine cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces should occur frequently with formulas approved to disinfect against COVID-19.
For a full list of products that are effective against COVID-19, refer to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of approved formulas.
High-Risk Areas To Be Disinfected Frequently
Indoor Areas: Doors, handles, hand railings, restrooms, toilets, sinks, tables, countertops, chairs and floors.
Outdoor Areas: Sidewalks, parks, playgrounds and restaurant facades.
disinfectants for covid-19
Common household cleaners Diluted bleach solutions can be used to disinfectant hard (non-porous) surfaces. For soft (porous) surfaces, appropriate cleaners, as indicated on the label, can be used.
Common EPA registered cleaners: Clorox, S.C. Johnson Valalla 2 Quarternary Ammonium, and Ecolab Hydrogen Peroxide Multi-Surface Cleaner.
This is not an exhaustive list of cleaners and chemicals that can be used against COVID-19. For a complete list, reference the EPA list of disinfectants for COVID-19.
Disinfecting & Sanitizing Equipment
Designed for use with antibacterial and antiviral solutions to disinfect high-touch surfaces, including those found in schools, restaurants, lunchrooms, bathrooms, offices, and more.
To learn more about this unit, click here.