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The Budd Group open sign that reads, "Open: Business as New Normal"

All across the United States, local economies are gradually opening back up. This is exciting news for business owners, employees, and customers alike. However, this staggered reopening does not mean that COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 has suddenly vanished. Indeed, this virus is here to stay, at least until a suitable vaccine has been developed and distributed. Businesses must remain vigilant as they reopen to ensure the health and safety of their workers, customers, and guests. And some businesses are at...

The Budd Group virus disinfection services

The primary challenge facilities face in keeping surfaces clean and properly disinfected is verifying whether or not their efforts have been successful, and to what degree. Knowing this information is crucial for ensuring and maintaining a safe and hygienic work environment. As such, disinfection verification has long been in place for certain industries, such as food/beverage manufacturing plants, pharmaceutical/biomedical labs, healthcare, etc. But with the ongoing SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic...

The Budd Group employee disinfecting a car

During normal times, the standard school year would be approaching its end (or already over) for most students in the U.S. Of course, due to the COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, school has been out for several months across many regions, and no one is entirely sure when it will resume again. This postponement doesn’t render all school buses useless, of course. These vehicles may be enlisted for various purposes both during and after the pandemic. And when students do finally return to school, mos...

The Budd Group hand sanitizer on a university desk

North Greenville University announced Thursday it will open its Tigerville and Greer campuses for in-person instruction beginning on Aug. 20. “We are excited to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester,” NGU President Gene C. Fant Jr. said. “We will overcome these challenging days together as the North Greenville family. Every necessary precaution will be put in place to ensure the safest educational experience is available to the students we serve.” The university’s...

COVID reopening sign

The past few months have been characterized by concern and confusion as the world continues to wrangle with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. While doctors, scientists, and medical researchers have been hard at work trying to understand this virus, its mechanisms, and the best ways to combat it, there is still much to learn. These gaps in knowledge have resulted in contradictory statements from public officials and medical experts. At the beginning of this pandemic, for instance, citizens were to...

The Budd Group reopening social distancing surveillance

COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019) has created such a stir around the world in large part because of its novel nature -- simply put, medical experts and researchers still have much to learn about the disease, though new information is being discovered each day. Among the things we do know is that many people may become infected with COVID-19 without presenting any symptoms (asymptomatic transmission), contributing to its high rate of community spread.  Now, as various regions begin to reopen public...

The Budd Group reopening COVID-19 ppe

Over the past two months, several regions in the U.S. have made numerous sacrifices to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 spread. These efforts have been largely successful, and many areas are now moving towards the next phase of this pandemic: slowly reopening their economies. This is great news for those who have been furloughed or forced to work at limited capacity during this time. However, returning to work doesn’t mean everything has returned to normal just yet. The risk of transmitting...

COVID-19 hand sanitizer and mask by a pool

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019) pandemic continues, plenty of confusion and concern remains regarding what precautions to take in public and how we should be behaving. Generally speaking, the U.S. government and organizations like the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) have taken a broad, cautious approach to minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19, while states, counties, and towns have come up with more focused guidelines based on their particular circumstances. Businesse...

The Budd Group COVID-19 disinfectant equipment

While much of the country remains in full or partial lockdown due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019) pandemic, many areas have begun preparing to gradually reopen various parts of their economies. Of course, businesses deemed essential have been hard at work throughout this unprecedented time. Whether your facility has stayed open or plans on reopening soon, one issue has most likely been on your mind above all else: how to best keep your business safe and well-guarded against the spread of infe...

Sign saying a place is out of disinfectant supplies

One of the guiding theories in economics is the scarcity principle, which states that all goods are limited in supply, but unlimited in demand. This disequilibrium between supply and demand can lead to supply shortages in extreme circumstances, much like the current COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, this global viral outbreak has led to serious supply chain concerns for disinfectant products as businesses across industries seek effective disinfection solutions in greater numbers. To make matt...

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