Continued Vigilance 1 Year Into The Pandemic

 

COVID-19 has had over a year to learn and change. This is normal. “When a virus replicates or makes copies of itself, it sometimes changes a little bit. These changes are called “mutations.” A virus with one or several new mutations is referred to as a “variant” of the original virus.”*

The virus has now had more than a year to circulate, evolve, and adapt to its environment and there are now new variants of COVID-19 present across Canada. B.1.1.7, a variant first found in the UK, has proven to be more transmissible. Although at this time it does not appear to be more dangerous when it comes to the severity of illness, the estimated increase of transmissibility is between 40% and 70%.** It’s now even easier to contract the virus. More transmissibility can lead to an increase in total cases, increasing the strain on the health care system and forcing more restrictive measures like stay-at-home orders.

Increased transmissibility means that cleaning and disinfection protocols have never been more important. Do you know what’s being used in your facility to clean? What about the disinfectant? Is it DIN registered and Health Canada approved to kill COVID-19?

These are things that should be reviewed in your facility if you are operating and have employees and/or visitors coming into your facility.

JAN-PRO, Canada’s largest and most trusted commercial cleaning and disinfection service provider, has the tools and equipment in place to keep your facility safe. We provide thorough cleaning packages that not only keep your facility looking great but keep your environment healthy and safe.

For full facility disinfection, EnviroShield a complete electrostatic disinfection system, can eradicate 99.9% of germs and viruses present in your facility, either as a preventative measure or in a confirmed case situation. It is safe, non-toxic, DIN registered and Health Canada approved, leaves no residue, and requires minimal downtime in your facility. Either a one-time service or built into your cleaning package, JAN-PRO will work with you to provide a cleaning schedule that is effective, safe and within your budget.

Safety doesn’t have to cost a lot. For more information on our cleaning packages or for a free quote, reach out to your local office.

We know it’s been a long time, but continue to be vigilant in protecting yourself from the virus. Continue to wear masks, keep your distance, stay home whenever possible and wash your hands thoroughly and often.

Sources:

*https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and-answers-hub/q-a-detail/sars-cov-2-evolution

**https://www.who.int/csr/don/21-december-2020-sars-cov2-variant-united-kingdom/en/



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