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  • 05 Apr 2021 7:01 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    A top epidemiologist who has advised President Joe Biden on the COVID-19 pandemic says it’s time Americans accept that the country is starting to enter a fourth surge of the coronavirus. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said that as far as the world is concerned “we really are in a category five hurricane status” and the next few weeks will see a surge in cases around the world. And the reality will start to become evident to Americans soon. “In terms of the United States, we’re just at the beginning of this surge,” Osterholm said on NBC’s Meet the Press. “We haven’t even really begun to see it yet.”

    Tourists emjoy downtown Savannah, Georgia on March 3, 2021 during Spring break amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Previous surges have followed a familiar pattern across the country and that now appears to be repeating. “We’re now I think in that cycle where the Upper Midwest is just now beginning to start this fourth surge,” he said. When Michigan reported 8,400 new cases yesterday “it was a wake up call to everyone,” particularly because of the rising number of severe cases for people who are between 30 and 50.

    More at source: Slate

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  • 31 Mar 2021 6:31 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

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    Posted by IJCSA - International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

  • 26 Mar 2021 10:05 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The pandemic drove people to use more cleaning products and hand sanitizer in 2020 in an effort to stay healthy and safe. Unsurprisingly, in that same time frame, there was an increase in poison exposures to cleaning products in North Carolina.

    North Carolina Poison Control (NCPC) reported 7,000 cases of exposure to cleaning products in 2020 — a 23% increase from the previous year.


    However, one expert with NCPC can’t say for sure whether that increase in exposure was a direct result of the pandemic.

    “Our main focus is managing the exposure, accessing and seeing if any treatment needs to be done,” said Dr. Anna Dulaney, a clinical toxicologist with NCPC. “We did see an increase. Now, whether or not that was actually related to the pandemic, we didn’t do that type or research so I can’t say for sure.”

    Dr. Dulaney also says there was a shift in the types of substances they were called about for child exposure cases.

    More at source: WECT

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  • 18 Mar 2021 8:02 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

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    Posted by IJCSA - International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association on Thursday, March 18, 2021

  • 11 Mar 2021 7:19 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Hundreds of people rallied with the Service Employees International Union Local 87, on California Street to protest for their union contract.

    On Monday, Local 87 teamed up with hundreds of union members in San Francisco to protest related companies for their union contract. After the speeches of Local 87 leaders, they began to march with union members in downtown San Francisco and shouted for a better union contract.

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    “We were here because we have to fight for our contract,” Ming said. “ We need to fight for healthcare, better wages, more safety, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). That’s something that we have to fight for.”

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  • 09 Mar 2021 7:51 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

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  • 01 Mar 2021 12:38 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    The DOH said that multiple cleaning service employees in the clusters were also family members who lived together.

    While professional cleaning services play a major role in reducing the risk of COVID-19 exposure, “pro-curing and providing janitorial and other environmental services while also practicing physical distancing can pose challenges,” the report said.


    “All parties must take precautions to protect cleaning industry workers, clients, employers and household members.”

    More at source: Maui News

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  • 23 Feb 2021 1:09 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    A new air cleaner uses a proprietary antiseptic formulation to kills pathogens suspended in the air and on surfaces.

    Image: The Sonic Smart antimicrobial system and Pure Sonic solution (Photo courtesy of Eco Smart Health)
    The Eco Smart Health (Chicago, IL, USA) Sonic Smart Aero Cleaner is designed to dispense an invisible mist of Pure Sonic solution--a patented bleach free, alcohol free, non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-skin/eye irritant, and non- pathogenic formulation--into a room’s atmosphere to kill 99.9% of pathogens in the air and on any surfaces, such as SARS Associated Human Coronavirus and Norovirus; Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C; Herpes Simplex, HIV-1, Streptococcus, E. Coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Tuberculosis, Salmonella, Legionella- Influenza Virus Type A, and others.

    More at source: Hospimedica

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  • 17 Feb 2021 7:02 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

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    Posted by IJCSA - International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • 16 Feb 2021 7:15 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced it was moving to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, freeing up more doses for states and beginning to distribute them to retail pharmacies.

    The number of participating pharmacies and the allocation of vaccines are expected to accelerate as drug makers increase production. For now, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Sam's Club are among neighborhood pharmacies that have already begun to administer vaccines to eligible recipients under the federal retail pharmacy program.

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    Currently, CVS is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to "eligible populations" at a limited number of locations in 11 states. CVS said the vaccines will be offered on an "appointment-only basis." Appointments can be made online or through the CVS Pharmacy app. If eligible recipients don't have access to either, they can contact customer service.

    More at source: Fox

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