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Four Things You Need To Know About No-Touch Disinfection

Four Things You Need To Know About No-Touch Disinfection

As we’ve always known, schools are where most students need to be, and they are now reopening while we’re still in the grips of the Covid-19 pandemic. Furthermore, we will also be entering another annual cold and flu season with its attendant absenteeism and other adverse health impacts. It’s enough to make anyone responsible for …

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Congress Enacts Far-Reaching Initiatives to Help Small Businesses

Congress Enacts Far-Reaching Initiatives to Help Small Businesses

As our nation continues to recover from the setbacks experienced due to the spread of COVID-19 and government-backed closure mandates, the business community has looked towards our leadership to provide relief from the severe economic downturn. Recently, the federal government enacted funding to help small businesses recover from the pandemic’s financial toll. As the leaders …

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Why Become a GBAC STAR Facility?

Why Become a GBAC STAR Facility?

Organizations and institutions nationwide are taking active steps to prevent the spread of the ongoing pandemic within their facilities. To this end, the GBAC STAR Accreditation Program has emerged as a key solution in helping businesses prepare, respond, and recover from infectious diseases such as COVID-19. The Global BioRisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) is a division …

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Important Public Health Measures to take During COVID-19 in 2021

Important Public Health Measures to take During COVID-19 in 2021

We are now seeing inquiries regarding the effectiveness of disinfectants against the new strains, or variants, of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the virus that causes of the disease known as COVID-19. “All products on the EPA List N will kill all strains of SARS-CoV-2, including new variants.” According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, all …

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Disinfection – Where do we go from here?

Disinfection – Where do we go from here?

By John Thomas Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, one reality that has emerged is that as a nation we are now using more disinfectants, on more surfaces, and more frequently than ever before.  In addition, many of these surfaces were never designed or intended to be disinfected.  Plus, we’re applying the disinfectants through …

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Maintaining Optimal Indoor Air Quality in the Age of COVID-19

Maintaining Optimal Indoor Air Quality in the Age of COVID-19

Earlier this year, when COVID-19 first started to spread across the country, scientists knew very little about the emerging pathogen. As infections began to rise, experts went about to determine how exactly the disease was spreading. One aspect of transmission that became highly evident was the virus’s ability to spread so effectively in indoor environments. …

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Safety in School Nutrition Programs

Safety in School Nutrition Programs

Despite different backgrounds, life experiences and age, a common educational experience exists – school foodservice. Whether a student eats in the lunchroom, classroom or simply stops by a grab-and-go kiosk, safety for students is top of mind this fall. Changing to distance or hybrid learning has changed the way schools provide meals to students, too. Depending on …

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Which Building Rating System is Right for your Facility?

Which Building Rating System is Right for your Facility?

As the economy starts its slow path to recovery and employees return to the workforce, many are wondering what the future workplace will look like after COVID-19. Organizations across the world have reassessed and revamped sanitation practices, furniture layouts, and protective measures. Still, it’s difficult to determine whether these changes will be effective in creating …

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How to Get Kids Back in School Safely & Healthier Than Ever

How to Get Kids Back in School Safely & Healthier Than Ever

By Jameka Carter As schools start to reopen, the health and safety of the children have become a top priority. Many schools are starting back up virtually, but plan to bring students back into buildings soon. However, parents are concerned about sending their children to school during a pandemic and want to know what changes …

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Innovative Restaurant Tech Takes “Contactless” to a New Level

Innovative Restaurant Tech Takes “Contactless” to a New Level

By Laura Craven Many technologies have been around for years including online ordering apps, digital wallets, QR codes, and geotargeted digital marketing. However, the new requirements for contactless experiences, health monitoring, and other challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis have created opportunities for innovative platforms to help restaurants reach more customers, sell more food and …

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How to Adopt Social Distancing Guidelines for Your Business

How to Adopt Social Distancing Guidelines for Your Business

Although the fight against COVID-19 is not over yet, many businesses are starting to reopen their doors as some states scale back restrictions. Public health figures encourage the continuation of remote work where possible, but that’s not a feasible option for certain companies. Those who work in restaurants, retail stores, beauty salons, or other parts …

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Counterfeit Cleaning Products on the Rise During COVID-19

Counterfeit Cleaning Products on the Rise During COVID-19

Hand sanitizers. Disinfectant wipes. Household chemical cleaners and so much more. All of the different types of cleaning products that were readily available to consumers just a few short months ago are now nearly impossible to find at your local supermarket or wholesale stores. This shortage is due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus that …

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Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 by Cleaning, Sanitizing, & Disinfecting Touchpoints & Other Surfaces

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 by Cleaning, Sanitizing, & Disinfecting Touchpoints & Other Surfaces

COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that has been devastating countries worldwide. Its most common symptoms include dry cough, high fever, and shortness of breath. As of this posting, all 50 states have confirmed cases of COVID-19 and many states, especially Washington, New York, and California, have been hard …

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Making the Change to Take-out and Delivery Restaurant Sales

Making the Change to Take-out and Delivery Restaurant Sales

By Laura Craven Many restaurants are temporarily shifting from a dine-in business model to take-out and delivery sales only. This requires different packaging than containers given at the end of a dine-in meal for “left-overs.” There are many packaging options on the market today and an experienced supplier can guide restaurant managers and kitchen staff …

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Safety Checklist: 6 Points of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Safety Checklist:  6 Points of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

By Vickie Holland Ask any employee and they will know that wearing gloves is the first line of protection in worker safety. But does everyone know that employee safety involves more than just wearing gloves?  Wearing the proper equipment minimizes exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. Employers are also required to …

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