How to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus cases are on the rise and as the holidays approach it’s vital to know the best ways to protect yourself and others. We all know the basics – wear a mask in public, avoid touching your face, wash your hands, and keep a social distance of 6ft apart.

But what kind of personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies do you need to stay safe and help prevent the spread of coronavirus? More importantly, where can you find the supplies that you need? It can be a challenge to find face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes in stock online.

At Symtek, there is no limit on quantities so you can stock up and be ready for any situation!

Types of PPE

Masks help prevent the spread of infection through respiratory droplets which can be produced through coughing, talking or sneezing. There are so many types of masks that it can be hard to choose which is right for you. Here are the PPE basics:

Disposable 3-Ply Masks are a great option for daily use to wear while running errands like a quick trip to the grocery store or taking your dog out for a walk. These masks are lightweight, comfortable, and provide level 1 barrier protection. 

If Made in the USA is your thing, then look at Disposable 3-Ply Masks by Altor Safety. They feature an adjustable metal nose-bridge piece for a flexible and customizable fit.

KN95 Masks offer more protection than a disposable 3-ply mask. These masks offer greater than 95% filtration and reduce the wearer’s exposure to small particle aerosols and large droplets. Featuring elastic ear loops and an adjustable nose clip for different face shapes and sizes.

NIOSH approved N95 masks offer a higher level of protection and greater than 95% filtration efficiency.

The Swiss-Made N95 NIOSH Mask by Optrel is composed of 5 layers and protects the wearer from airborne particulates and pollution. Featuring around-the-head elastic straps for easy removal and an adjustable nose clip for optimal fit.

Honeywell’s H910 Plus N95 Mask is a great product from a great brand. It is equally suited for indoor use or in harsh environments such as construction sites, cleaning, grinding, dry chemical handling, or other areas with solid particulates and liquid mists. Offering greater than 95% filtration efficiency and featuring a 4 layer design, nose clip, and nose-pad, the Honeywell N95 can be worn comfortably for hours.

      In addition to wearing a mask, you can also wear a face shield to double up on protection. Anti-Fog Face Shields offer 180° protection from droplets, splashes, and saliva.

      Most people touch their faces more than 16 times an hour. This small habit can greatly increase the risk of infection with cold, flu and coronavirus. Face Shields help you to stop touching your face and prevent your eyes, nose, and mouth from coming into direct contact with physical contaminants.

      If you’re caring for someone who is sick, use disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting the frequently touched surfaces/areas of the home. Nitrile gloves offer great durability, protection, and chemical resistance. Remember to wash your hands after removing and disposing of used gloves.

      Non-Surgical Isolation Gowns are another useful piece of personal protective equipment when caring for a sick roommate or loved one. Wearing an Isolation Gown protects the wearer from spreading illness if the wearer comes into contact with potentially infectious liquid and solid material.

      Wash Your Hands Often

      Keep your hands clean by washing them for at least 20 seconds before and after eating, before touching your face, and after using the restroom. When soap and water aren’t available, the CDC recommends using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. At 70% alcohol, our Hand Sanitizer Gel exceeds the CDC guidelines.

      Anti-Bacterial Disinfectant Wipes are great for daily use at work, home or on-the-go. Keep a pack of travel size wipes with you at all times to disinfect doorknobs, shopping carts, or desks. Our disinfectant wipes are made with Vitamin E & Aloe so they’re moisturizing for your hands too!

      Clean & Disinfect Your Environment

      Clean and disinfect any frequently touched surfaces daily such as phones, keyboards, doorknobs, faucets, sinks, and countertops. BioClean Biodegradable Disinfectant Surface Wipes are ideal for everyday cleaning of your home and public spaces such as workplaces, retail stores, schools, hospitals, and more. These wipes have a fast acting formula that kills 99.99% of viruses and bacteria including Cold & Flu Virus, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), E.coli, Salmonella, MRSA, Staph & Strep.

      Looking to disinfect a food contact surface? BioClean’s No-Rinse Food Contact Multi-Surface Wipes are the perfect tool for the job. These biodegradable wipes reduce cross-contamination and clean without leaving behind any harsh chemical residue. Ideal for use in all Food Service Environments including homes, restaurants, supermarkets, and cafeterias in schools and universities.

      Alongside daily cleaning, good air circulation can also help to make a work or home environment safer to be in. Every year, the world sees increased air pollution that results in deaths, sickness, allergies, and respiratory issues.

      Air purifiers by Medify Air feature Medical Grade H13 HEPA Filters that remove 99.9% of particles down to 0.1 microns including pollen, dust, mold, bacteria, pet dander, bacteria, virus carriers and more! Air purifiers are available in a range of sizes for your car/SUV, office, bedroom, nursery, student dorm room, kitchen, or small apartment.

      Now that you know more about PPE and various cleaning solutions, you'll be able to better protect yourself and loved ones in the fight to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

      Are you an advocate for safety and interested in helping to protect others? Check out Symtek's Affiliate Program where you can share PPE solutions with friends & family and earn up to 5% commission on successful referrals!

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