Quarantine Preparedness

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While no accurate data yet exists about how 2019-nCoV spreads, and preventative measures are largely based on the data collected from similar coronaviruses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledges transmission occurs primarily via respiratory droplets produced by an infected person coughing or sneezing. Recent reports suggest even though an infected patient might appear symptom-free, they will still transmit the virus. Symptoms may appear in individuals within 2 to 14 days after exposure. Furthermore, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that if proper containment measures aren’t taken, each new case of coronavirus could infect roughly 2.6 additional people.

Although there’s no concrete evidence whether a person can get 2019-nCoV by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, the WHO states that preliminary information suggests the virus may survive on surfaces from several hours to several days.
Nonetheless, The CDC describes environmental cleaning as a “fundamental intervention for infection prevention and control, hence it is imperative to employ the most effective and practical strategies in achieving environmental cleaning and disinfection.

Microfiber cleaning products (e.g. cloths and mop pads) have been shown in a number of studies to achieve superior surface cleaning compared to traditional cotton products. Microfiber products are not only more effective at capturing and removing microbes from surfaces, but their use as part of a larger infection prevention and control strategy has been associated with reductions in Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). 20 Microfiber’s split fiber design creates a larger surface area for microbe removal. At the same time, the positive charge of the microfiber attracts negatively-charged particles including dirt and microorganisms.
Rubbermaid Microfiber Wet Pads have been shown to remove 99.9% of certain microbes when used with water alone, but we do not have test data to indicate how they will perform against 2019-nCoV.
Rubbermaid HYGEN microfiber cloths and mop pads provide effective microfiber cleaning with built-in scrubbing power. HYGEN disposable microfiber cloths and mop pads are quat safe and bleach safe. Importantly, the disposable microfiber products are manufactured in the United States and our launderable microfiber products are manufactured in Vietnam, so there are no anticipated shipping delays.

This information has been compiled from:
https://www.rubbermaidcommercial.com/resource-center/8a62e245a3780af2aaad5e1ae6e12469fac408a1/Coronavirus_White_Paper_Final/
https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
https://grist.org/living/psst-do-you-know-microfibers-dirty-little-secret/