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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requests that we all do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  We can do this by avoiding close contact with others and staying at home as much as possible if not working in a critical infrastructure industry such as healthcare, pharmaceutical, or food supply, etc.  The wearing of a face mask is recommended if you are ill with COVID-19 symptoms, especially if coughing or sneezing, or if you are looking after someone who has the disease. 

If you are not sick or looking after someone who is, then you should still cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, as you could spread COVID-19 even if you do not feel sick.  Do not, however, use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker and continue to keep a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others, as the face cover is not a substitute for social distancing. NOTE: The CDC does not recommend face coverings for children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

For health care professionals and people who are taking care of the sick in close settings, the U.S. Surgeon General recommends the N95 mask that should be carefully fitted to protect the worker.  Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.  If you are wearing a mask, you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly. To help reduce contamination related to the COVID-19 outbreak while caring for the sick or infirm, contact your local PuroClean professionals to schedule regular cleaning. Our industry-certified technicians use EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfecting products, including towelettes, containing pharmaceutical ingredients that meet OSHA’s bloodborne pathogen standard against diseases like the Coronavirus and other disease-causing bacteria, viruses, tuberculosis, mold, and mildew.

Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces are the recommended actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like Coronavirus. Since any surface can be re-contaminated after cleaning, and because the Coronavirus is also spread person-to-person, PuroClean’s services are not guaranteed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for more information regarding the Coronavirus, its spread, and prevention.