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The Omicron Variant

Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic first became a global menace, the world still faces wave after wave of this unfortunate disease. Though some experts believe we’re finally approaching the endemic phase of COVID-19 in many regions (i.e., it becomes a regular but manageable disease like the flu), the fight isn’t over yet. The good news is that COVID-19 has already become much easier to manage thanks to highly effective vaccines and treatments. That said, new strains of SARS-CoV-2 continue...

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It’s now been just over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began its first wave in the U.S. Today, the picture looks much different than it did back in 2020 – and in many ways, the picture is better. Researchers have learned much more about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants, highly effective vaccines and treatments have been developed and widely disseminated, and we’ve seen a steady decrease in COVID-related illness and death nationwide. That said, the pandemic isn’t over. The hig...

Worker using PRO-Tech's Antimicrobial Barrier Technology

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has damaged countless lives and businesses over the past two years. Despite all of this devastation, however, some good has come from these challenging times. Today, schools and businesses are more committed than ever before to maintaining clean, sanitary, safe facilities. This pandemic has also allowed breakthrough technologies to come to the forefront, including PRO-Techs® antimicrobial solutions. While there’s still plenty to learn about COVI...

Employee disinfecting a table

Many things have changed in the U.S. since March of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to temporarily or permanently shut their doors, leaving many people out of a job and others to adjust to a work-from-home lifestyle. Nearly two years later, COVID-19 is still a part of our lives, but we’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, much of the world has access to effective vaccines and treatments, and the newest variant (Omicron) – while more transmissible than its earlier counterpa...

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The importance of maintaining clean air inside your facility cannot be overstated, especially today as COVID-19 variants such as Omicron sweep the nation. Not only can poor air quality contribute to the spread of this and other diseases – it can also exacerbate allergies and chronic respiratory conditions, irritate skin, and trigger headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and more. In this way, failing to prioritize clean air within your walls can become a major liability, putting occupants at ...

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Last summer, as vaccinations were readily available and Americans spent less time indoors, COVID-19 cases rapidly declined, and many people felt as if the pandemic that began early in 2020 was finally coming to an end. Unfortunately, viruses like SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the illness COVID-19) are difficult to eradicate completely because of their ability to mutate over time. While some of these mutations don’t amount to much, others can turn into “variants of concern” due to their...

When the COVID-19 pandemic first gained attention in late 2019/early 2020, few of us could have predicted that the world would still be battling SARS-CoV-2 and its variants over a year and a half later. Unfortunately, this modern pandemic is far from over, and experts believe that we may continue dealing with COVID-19 indefinitely. The good news, however, is that top medical researchers and providers have learned a lot about this novel coronavirus since it initially emerged. Today, we have acces...

The world has learned many lessons from this ongoing pandemic, and we’re bound to learn many more by the time we’ve gotten past it. One of the biggest takeaways over the past year and a half would be the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), which largely relies on efficient ventilation and air filtration. Cleaner indoor air results in healthier occupants across the board, reducing the presence of allergens like dust and pollen, preventing the growth of mold and other fungi, and mitigating...

Despite the swift rollout of highly effective vaccines against COVID-19, this pandemic is far from over. We now find ourselves in a race against the clock to limit mutations of the novel coronavirus that first appeared in late 2019, such as the infamous Delta variant. Fortunately, experts have learned a lot about this virus over the past year and a half. For instance, all evidence indicates that the primary means of COVID transmission is via respiratory droplets and airborne particles carrying t...

Contractor spray disinfecting a doorknob

The hospitality industry took a major blow in 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as vaccines continue to roll out and case numbers decline across the country, hotels, venues, and other public spaces are looking to rebound this summer. This major increase in demand is undeniably great news for hotel owners, but those who aren’t prepared to handle such an influx of guests this year may find themselves struggling to keep their customers satisfied. You’...

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