Health & Hygiene

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.

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.


How can we protect ourselves from Coronavirus right now?

You've heard about the Coronavirus outbreak in China. What can you do today to protect yourself and others from this scary new viral outbreak?

Ask a Specialist: What's the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?

Content adapted from Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Clinical Specialist at GOJO Industries.1

During the winter months, it seems that we all know someone who is sick. And although it is flu season, common cold viruses are also widely circulating right now. In fact, the average adult gets two to four colds per year, mostly between September and late April.2 Because these two types of viral respiratory illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be hard to distinguish between them based on symptoms alone.

Product Spotlight: Maintex Foaming Hand Soaps

We all know how important hand washing is for preventing illness and reducing absenteeism. That's why Maintex has relaunched our favorite line of foaming hand soaps in several popular scents!

How-To: Hand Washing

Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself from getting sick. It also reduces the spread of germs to your coworkers, customers, family, and friends. Unfortunately, many of us get into poor hand hygiene habits, using only a rushed rinse of water or a quick swipe with the soap.

Effective hand washing may take a tiny bit of extra time (about 30 seconds total), but it will protect your health in the long run. Do yourself a favor and form a solid hand washing habit with proper timing and techniques.

Product Spotlight: Revolutionary germ protection with the Clorox® Total 360™ System

Measles cases in the United States have reached their highest number in 25 years. With a recent outbreak at UCLA and Cal State LA, you may be wondering how to keep your employees, customers, and students safe (and keep your organization out of the headlines).

The most effective way to prevent the spread of measles is through vaccinations. But when it comes to surface protection and disinfection, nothing works better than the Clorox® Total 360™ System.