MasVida Health Care Solutions – Prevent the spread of COVID-19 variants
COVID-19 continues to evolve, causing new variants to occur, many of which are being tracked as the pandemic continues. Because these variants are each unique, they can spread at different speeds and can be more resistant to treatments or vaccines. The COVID-19 variant, Omicron, has been detected in most states and is rapidly increasing the proportion of COVID-19 cases in the US. In addition to getting vaccinated, wearing masks, and maintaining social distance, keeping your environment clean can go a long way in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Facilities hoping to navigate the pandemic should develop a step-by-step cleaning and disinfecting program that will protect people who visit.
Level 1: Protect Yourself with the Altra® Hand Hygiene Program
CDC Recommendation: Hand washing is one of the best ways you can help reduce the spread of germs.
Altra can help your facility implement a hand hygiene program, providing tools that promote education, awareness, and motivation to practice hand hygiene.
Level 2: Intermittently protect your facility with the Eco® Proportioning Program
CDC Recommendations: Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces following product label directions and proper dwell times.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved several MasVida products for use against SARS-Related Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) [cause of COVID-19].
Level 3: Use Clarion® 25 Microban® Antimicrobial Floor Finish and Arena® Microban Antimicrobial Wood Floor Coating
Microban technology is built-in to these products during the manufacturing process. When microbes come in contact with the product surface, Microban technology penetrates the cell wall of the microorganism and disrupts the cell, making the microorganism unable to grow and reproduce. *
*Microban technology does not protect users against disease-causing microorganisms. Microban Products Company makes neither direct nor implied public health claims. Normal cleaning practices should be maintained.
Level 4: Protect your facility with Gateway Liners and recommendations
Properly dispose trash into lined containers and frequently replace liners. Frequently clean and disinfect inside and outside of trash containers.
MasVida takes COVID-19 seriously and continues to take a proactive approach in our effort to help minimize exposure to illness. MasVida’s MViP solutions strive to educate the public on the importance of best cleaning, disinfecting, and hand hygiene practices. Contact our team of IPC experts to find out more about MasVida’s MViP comprehensive infection prevention solutions.
SOURCE: Article and resources courtesy of our partner, Buckeye International. We are an exclusive supplier of Buckeye’s Altra chemicals and products—designed with long-term-care in mind.