Unfortunately, the Coronavirus has not only hit the United States but it is currently spreading throughout our beloved St. Louis area. Currently, there are a variety of schools that have closed along with businesses. But, for those schools, businesses, and commercial buildings that are still up and running how do you protect your facility against the Coronavirus? Aside from taking traditional precautions such as washing your hands, covering your mouth when you sneeze, and staying home when you feel ill, did you know you can still do more? You can add a layer of protection by spraying Woodard’s nVIRO Shield. What We Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19) a new virus that was first identified in humans in Wuhan, China in December of 2019 a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person spreads through: respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes touching a surface that has been contaminated and then making contact with your own mouth, nose or eyes symptoms include: fever, coughing and shortness of breath there is currently no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 What the CDC Says About Disinfecting Your Facility from Coronavirus The CDC encourages facilities such as schools, commercial buildings, businesses, and homeowners to both clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes items such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, faucets, etc. To clean a surface you should use a detergent or soap mixed with water to remove dirt prior to disinfecting. Then, to disinfect, the CDC recommends an EPA-registered product to kill emerging viral pathogens*. *List N includes products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. Options for Protecting Your Facility In order to best protect your staff, students and employees it’s best to combine your traditional cleaning methods with Woodard’s nVIRO Shield. Electronically-charged particles stick to all non-porous surfaces, thus ensuring maximum protection so there are no missed spots or cross-contamination with nVIRO Shield! Hand cleaning is a good first layer of protection, but should not be the only layer of protection you utilize and here’s why: Hand Cleaning Electrostatic Spraying labor-intensive time-consuming risk of cross-contamination risk of missed areas more difficult to control dwell time* increase cost simple solution time-efficient eliminates cross-contamination full surface coverage full control of dwell time* reduced costs *Disinfecting products often require a dwell time in which the disinfectant must remain wet on the surface in order to confirm the virus has been killed. How Woodard Can Help Protect Your Facility To prevent the Coronavirus and other illnesses from spreading, you can have Woodard’s nVIRO Shield sprayed in your facility killing *emerging viral pathogens in 4 minutes. We have a variety of options for each facility’s needs whether you’re looking to kill anything that is currently present in your facility or add a sealant that can protect surfaces for up to 30 days. *List N includes products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. To determine which solution is best for you, we encourage you to contact us today! Once we receiving your information a member of the Woodard team will be in contact with you to schedule a consultation. Don’t forget that nVIRO Shield can be used in both commercial and residential settings. About Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Woodard Cleaning & Restoration was founded in 1946 by Earl and Nancy Woodard. Today, the company is run by 3rd generation, Justin Woodard. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Woodard services the greater metro area (Illinois, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, St. Louis County, and many more). Woodard is proud to serve as the preferred provider for cleaning & restoration services. Our cleaning services include carpet, hard surface, furniture, and rug cleaning for both residential and commercial properties. We also provide water, fire, board-up, storm and smoke restoration services for residential and commercial clients. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.