Interested in having Woodard nVIRO Shield your commercial building, school, or home? Request an estimate. Coronavirus is now spreading across the United States. The number of confirmed cases are growing day by day and impacting communities all over, including ours. For the most accurate, up to date information on the number of cases please visit the CDC.We encourage you to not live in fear but to prepare your home or facility. Before we get into how to protect and prepare ourselves against the virus, let’s talk about the basics first….What is Coronavirus?nVIRO Shield being used in a St. Louis high school wrestling roomAccording to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), coronaviruses are common in many different species of animals including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS, SARS, and now current outbreak 2019-nCoV. 2019-nCoV is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Providence, China. Many patients in the Wuhan outbreak were reportedly linked to a large seafood/animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. Spread from person-to-person happens among close contacts (about 6 feet) via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. (Similar to how the flu is spread.)Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. For confirmed cases of 2019-nCov, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. The CDC believes that symptoms can appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.How do I protect myself against the Coroanvirus?There are several ways to protect yourself according to the CDC. Several preventative actions you can take, include:Avoid close contact with individuals showing signs of illnessAvoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth without first washing your handsWash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 secondsAlternative: use an alcohol-based hand sanitizerIf you are sick (with any type of illness), you should:Stay homeCover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneezeClean and disinfect frequently touched objectsHow can I protect my tenants, staff, and/or students against the Coronavirus?To prevent the coronavirus and other illnesses from spreading, there are important steps you should take to help protect the health of tenants, staff, and/or students.Spray Woodard’s nVIRO Shield which has shown to be effective against *emerging viral pathogens in 4 minutesClean surfaces frequentlyAdvise individuals to stay home if they are sickMake extra tissues, soap, and alcohol-based sanitizers accessible to promote healthful habitsEngage your state/local health departments to confirm channels of communication*List N includes products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.nVIRO Shield protecting St. Louis ambulanceWhat is nVIRO Shiled®?An added layer of protection against the spread of illness (flu, coronavirus, C. diff, etc.)How does it work?Electrostatic mister lightly coats all surfaces, ensuring 100% coverageTechnology allows particles to surround and adhere to objects About Woodard Cleaning & RestorationWoodard Cleaning & Restoration was founded in 1946 by Earl and Nancy 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. For information or questions submit a form online or call us at 314-227-3932.Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.