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As the federal and state governments have begun to unveil their plans and timeframes for kicking society back into gear following COVID-19, many businesses now face an unprecedented challenge: how to safely and efficiently return to work in this strange new normal.  No industry will come back completely unscathed -- most schools won’t resume until the Fall at the earliest, many manufacturing plants will have to find ways to resume operations after weeks of lost ground, and those who work i...

If you have ever used a business’ restroom, you’ve most likely seen a poster somewhere above the sink that states employees must wash hands before returning to work. In fact, you may have seen so many of these posters that you barely notice them anymore. That’s because businesses are mandated by federal law to prominently display these handwashing posters in bathrooms, kitchens, and other specified locations. Of course, just because a business features these important signs doesn’t mean ...

While proper disinfection has always been a top priority for healthcare institutions, the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought attention to the ways in which viruses, bacteria, and other harmful microbes can be effectively eliminated from all kinds of facilities. Here at The Budd Group, we are committed to delivering the latest, optimal disinfecting solutions to our clients. This is why, in addition to using traditional disinfecting methods (i.e. applying EPA-approved products and...

If your company is part of an essential industry that’s still open for business during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safer at Home and Shelter-in-Place orders, it’s natural to be concerned. You need to serve your community, but you also need to minimize risk. There is an option that allows you to move forward and remain open. On-site disinfection can better protect against coronavirus spreading. There are many benefits to investing in this vital service. #1 Improving Health and Safety On-site ...

Office and business closures due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns are challenging hurdles for owners, operators, and facility managers. But they also represent an opportunity for a proactive approach to public safety, and protecting the health and wellbeing of your teams and employees. Reducing Contamination and Infection Risk Normal operations mean there is a greater risk of contamination and spread of germs. You simply can’t control or mitigate what every person, object, or piece of equi...

No matter where you work or spend most of your time, it’s now more important than ever that your immediate environment is clean and disinfected. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, and many of those infected with this virus aren’t even aware of it, as they may be asymptomatic (not showing signs of illness), but still contagious.  So, community facilities that have to stay open during this pandemic must take every precaution possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19, wh...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as doctors and researchers continue to learn more about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), they’ve determined that the virus primarily passes from one host to another via airborne droplets. The virus can also survive for prolonged periods of time on various surfaces (fomites), but it hasn’t been confirmed that it effectively spreads in this manner. Still, community facilities should do everything they can do to prevent the spr...

The advent and accessibility of high-speed internet, coupled with the growth of information- and communication-based industries, have made it possible and even practical for many employees to work remotely. And today, as COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019) swiftly spreads across the globe, telecommuting isn’t just convenient -- it’s essential. The benefits of remote work include reducing the time, cost, and emissions required to commute, increasing flexibility, and, of course, preventing the spread ...

With rising concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019), it is now more important than ever for community facilities and commercial cleaning companies to follow strict guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health organizations have laid out best practices for reducing the spread of infectious diseases within facilities. These are measures that The Budd Group’s cleaning and janitorial servi...

If you are an essential business, staying open in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not optional. You need to provide vital services to your community.  The Budd Group wants you to be empowered to make prudent choices when it comes to effective facility cleaning. Our janitorial services teams have long relied on microfiber cloths to clean surfaces by effectively removing pathogens and germs. In addition to investing in professional-grade microfiber, we take the necessary ...

As we continue to monitor the spread, treatment, and systems changes during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one question comes up again and again: is there anything we can do? Of course, no one can 100% guarantee that protective measures they’re taking will completely prevent coronavirus from spreading.  But for businesses that provide essential services and must stay open, microfiber cloths are an effective way to remove many pathogens (which may include some viruses, depending on...

More and more businesses are temporarily closing or imposing strict limits on services in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. But there are many businesses and industries that must maintain at least some operations to protect the public and prevent further economic downturn. If you’re still in business during this difficult time, building disinfection is paramount. Regular cleaning could save lives, and prevent further spread and proliferation of this dangerous virus throughout...

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