Corona virus clean up

How infectious it is

The strain of Coronavirus that we’re currently facing, Covid-19, is highly infectious. What that means is that it can easily be spread from person to person via direct contact and the transmission of bodily fluids. This can be as simple as a handshake and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, or even putting your hand on a surface that an infected person has touched or been close to, and then touching your face. You may not think you do that a lot, but studies have shown that most humans touch their face 300-400 times every day. This means that the Covid-19 strain of Coronavirus is easily spread from one person to another, which is evident in the continued rates in infection being documented.

How long it can stay in air and on surfaces

Covid-19 is spread primarily through moisture droplets that are expelled when an infected person coughs, sneezes, and even breathes. Viruses like the Coronavirus need moisture to stay alive, but even if a surface appears dry, or you can’t see or feel a droplet in the air, it can still exist in infectious quantities.

A single cough can produce up to 3,000 infectious droplets, which can float in the air and land on surfaces, clothing, skin, and be directly inhaled. Studies have shown that some Coronaviruses like Sars and Mers can remain airborne for several hours, and on surfaces like plastics and metals for days under the right circumstances. It is not clear yet how long Covid-19 remains active and infectious for under the same conditions, but it is likely to behave in a similar fashion.

When a business should consider a full decontamination clean (individuals in the area having the virus)

Many businesses have now closed, which will do a lot to help slow the spread of the virus. However some key businesses are remaining open, and it’s important that we do everything we can to stem the transmission of the virus where possible. As such, knowing when to perform a full decontamination and when to stick to washing hands and disinfecting common surfaces is key in maintaining normality, and more importantly, the safety of your staff.

A study performed at MIT university documented that large moisture droplets from a cough or a sneeze can travel up to 2 metres before landing, and that smaller microdroplets (ones too small to see or feel), can travel up to 8 metres before landing. The danger of this is compounded by the fact that on average most humans hold around half a litre of aerosolised fluid in their lungs at any one time, which can be expelled during a cough or sneeze.

If a person is symptomatic of Coronavirus, and is sneezing or coughing, then a full decontamination is necessary. A single cough or sneeze may cover an entire room in microdroplets, which can then infect others. Even if they cover their mouth or are wearing a mask, particles will still get through, and can remain airborne long enough to spread to most surfaces. As such, a full decontamination is always warranted when a symptomatic person has been in an area in order to protect not only those there at the time, but also those coming into the area for hours, or even days afterwards.

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