What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), formerly known as 2019-nCoV, is a new strain of coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China.
How are the Coronaviruses and the Flu spread:
According to the CDC, coronaviruses and the flu are often spread from one person to another through:
- the air by coughing and sneezing
- close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or yes before washing your hands (Viruses that cause colds and flu can survive on common surfaces for up to 72 hours).
The CDC suggests that regular cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces; along with maintaining good hygiene practices is the most effective way to control the spread of respiratory viruses. CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water whenever possible because handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands.
If soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Proactivity is the best preventative measure to avoid a community spread of any virus.
How Alan Environmental Products, Inc. (AEP) can help:
AEP offers a wide variety of disinfectants, sanitizers, and wipes to help keep everyone in your facilities safe during this time. Our product offerings include the following:
- hand sanitizers
- hand sanitizer stands
- hand sanitizing wipes
- disinfectant wipes
- alcohol wipes
- aerosol disinfectants
- concentrated disinfectants
- ready to use disinfectants
- and many other products.
Please contact your sales representative or customer service 800-991-3765 for current product availability and to place an order.