How to Select, Clean and Wear a Face Mask

Face masks have become an essential part of our daily lives, but with so many available options how do you know which type of mask is best? How well your face mask protects you from COVID-19 will depend on three major factors: what kind of mask you are using, how frequently you clean or dispose […]

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How to Avoid Hygiene Theater

Every facility manager wants to offer practical and effective cleaning solutions in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but in an effort to act quickly, many are unintentionally giving into hygiene theater.  Hygiene theater can be defined as cleaning or disinfecting practices that are performed just for the sake of looking good, or to provide a […]

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How to Disinfect Schools in Response to COVID-19

Disinfection is a major step in every back to school checklist. Although it is extremely important, disinfection isn’t effective on its own. You can disinfect every inch of a school, but if students and staff leave campus and do not wear masks, don’t physically distance, or don’t practice hand hygiene, those efforts won’t matter. Education […]

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Dwell Time: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

A dwell time, also known as contact time, is the amount of time a disinfectant must remain visibly wet on a surface to effectively kill a specific pathogen. Too often we see people spraying a surface with a disinfectant and immediately wiping the disinfectant away with a towel. There is one major issue with this: […]

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