The Same Precautions Used to Fight the Flu are Effective Against COVID-19

Scientists are still studying the novel coronavirus. But we know that the same precautions we take to reduce the spread of influenza work well against COVID-19.  Staying home when ill, keeping physical distance, and frequent hand washing are all important practices that work against many diseases, not just coronavirus.

Modeling and encouraging hygiene practices makes us all safer in the long run.  Consider what you can do around your workplace, school, housing community, or retail establishment to encourage the right kinds of behaviors.

Stop the Spread With Screening and Frequent Disinfecting

The best way to prevent the spread of coronavirus is for people who feel sick to stay home.  The CDC provides up-to-date guidance on the symptoms to watch out for, as well as printable signage in several languages that you can post at your facility.

Recent federal and state legislation has increased the availability of paid sick leave, often with the government picking up most or all of the tab.  Make sure employees and visitors know how important it is to stay home if they are feeling sick!

Social Distancing in the Workplace

The open office revolution has made working environments more dynamic and collaborative.  Unfortunately, open office plans are poorly suited to maintaining the physical distancing that is critical to reducing the spread of disease.

Case Study: San Bernardino school custodian says TRR is "the future of cleaning"

Keeping schools clean is an important job and the Maintex TRR (Touch-Free Restroom Restoration System) makes it simple.

Product Spotlight: Peroxide Ready to Use All Purpose Cleaner and Disinfectant

The pandemic has made frequent disinfecting more important than ever. Fortunately, Maintex offers a variety of disinfectants that are EPA-approved for use against the novel coronavirus.  We are pleased to launch our newest product, a cutting-edge formulation that utilizes hydrogen peroxide.  Maintex Peroxide RTU is a safe, ready-to-use disinfectant cleaner that is effective against novel coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces with a fast 3 minute contact time.

Product Spotlight: Sanitize and Disinfect Large Areas Easily

In the fight against the COVID-19 virus, frequent, full-coverage disinfecting is more important than ever. Maintex is proud to introduce our latest solution that will save you time, money, and labor. Watch this short video to learn about the many features and benefits of the new MXDMS product line. 

Leader Letter: Does success come from luck or hard work?

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team.Prompted by a popular podcast, Maintex president Linda Silverman examines what factors play a role in business success.

Living in Southern California, I spend a lot of time in my car. A great way to make the commute more bearable is listening to podcasts, and one of my favorites is an NPR show called “How I Built This” hosted by Guy Raz. The program features innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists who discuss the stories behind the businesses and movements they have created.

Leader Letter: Updating our business practices for a changing world

Leader Letters are monthly letters from the Maintex Leadership team. This month, Maintex President Linda Silverman discusses how Maintex is adapting to COVID-19.

The world has changed drastically over the past few months. Each of us has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in different ways. Whether it is the closing of a business, a layoff or furlough, illness or personal tragedy, working in a hazardous front line situation, or the psychological effects of isolation, we are all being forced to live in new, and often difficult circumstances. When big changes happen in the world, they demand that we - and our companies - adapt and evolve to suit the new situation if we are going to survive.

Is my disinfectant effective against the novel coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus designated SARS-CoV-2 (also referred to as COVID-19, the name of the illness it causes) first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China.  As it spreads rapidly throughout the world, the novel coronavirus is testing the capacity of health systems in many countries.  Proper disinfection of shared spaces is an important aspect of containing the spread of the virus, along with social distancing measures.  But how can you ensure that the disinfectant you are using is effective against coronavirus?

Product Spotlight: Innovative, low maintenance hand hygiene dispensers

When it comes to hands free soap and hand sanitizer dispensers, the two most common service issues are empty dispensers and worn out batteries. The Purell® ES8 dispensing system has a revolutionary design that eliminates both of those issues at once.