Professional Maintenance of Michigan, Inc. Declares War on The Coronavirus
We have been tracking the advance of COVID-19 for several months now and have declared war on the spread of the coronavirus. However, we can only slow its advance in spring and summer with more Sunshine (UV Lighting) but more about this later.
First, I must say to our customers that the disinfectant we already use in your offices has been approved to kill the Human Coronavirus. This is not true of all disinfectants on the market. It is also important to remember that it is recommended that all the disinfectants that kill the Human Coronavirus must be surface wet for 10 minutes. Just spraying and wiping will not have the desired effect.
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Do not depend solely on hand sanitizer. Currently, Purell (the largest hand sanitizer manufacturer) is under warning from the FDA regarding the claims it makes about the germs and diseases it kills. Their advertisements simply are not true. Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. I would stop shaking hands and hugging people if you are unsure.
- Avoid touching your eyes (you might find a pair of safety glasses could help here), ears, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Avoid sharing dishes, glasses, bedding, and other household items if you are sick.
- Only work at your workstation and use only your phone. You cannot catch your own germs.
- Stay home from work, school and public areas if you're sick.
- Do more communicating by phone, email, or video conference and reduce face to face meetings.
- If possible, avoid going where there are large groups of people.
- If you feel ill at all do not visit nursing homes, hospitals, schools, or day cares.
When and How to Wash Your Hands
Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy
- You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:
- Before, during, and after preparing food
- Before eating food
- Before and after caring for someone who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
- Before and after treating a cut or wound
- After using the toilet
- After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
- After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
- After handling pet food or pet treats
- After touching garbage
Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way
Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.
Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.
- Follow these five steps every time.
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
- Use the towel to turn off the tap to prevent recontamination.
Use Hand Sanitizer Only When You Can’t Use Soap and Water
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations.
If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. You can tell if the sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol by looking at the product label. However, you should wash your hands as soon as soap and water become available.
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