The CDC has reported that they are closely monitoring an outbreak in the US caused by a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Milder symptoms of the disease include fever, cough, and breathing difficulties. Severe symptoms include acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.
At this time, the CDC has stated that the risk to the US public remains low and recommends that people take usual cold and flu season precautions to prevent the spread of germs.
Please know that Brothers Commercial Cleaning is currently using the appropriate EPA-registered disinfectant* to kill coronavirus on high-touch surfaces in your building, such as doorknobs and light switches.
Coronavirus Helpful Prevention Tips:
- Wash your hands frequently—and thoroughly. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
More Information on Coronavirus
- Situation Summary for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China(CDC)
- Safety and Health Overview for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus(OSHA)
- Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Situation Reports(WHO)
- Infection Prevention: A Good Clean Fight(ISSA)
*Note: At present, this specific coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is not on any EPA registered product lists, and therefore there is not a disinfectant which can make a specific claim to be effective against this new virus. However respiratory illnesses attributable to 2019-nCoV are caused by a coronavirus, and the disinfectant that Brothers is currently using in your location has been shown to be effective against other similar viruses, such as Human Coronavirus, SARS associated Coronavirus, Porcine Respiratory & Reproductive Syndrome Virus (PRRSV), Rotavirus, and Rhinovirus Type 37. This hard surface disinfectant can be used against 2019 n-CoV when used in accordance with the directions on the label for each product, based upon the EPA Emerging Viral Pathogens Guidance for Antimicrobial Pesticides.