Protection Starts with Prevention
Strategies for Long Term Care and Senior Living Communities
Resources to Help Protect Your Employees, Residents and Visitors
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Practical Guidance to Help Reduce Risk of Infection and Protect Your Operations
RD&E Program Lead, Institutional
Ed Snodgrass is a chemical engineer with more than 15 years of experience in new product development and efficacy for the hospitality, long term care and food service industries.
Q. What should I do about linens, bedding and other textiles?
A. There currently isn’t evidence that respiratory viruses like COVID-19 are spread through textiles, linens or bedding. Because droplets may carry disease, proper infection prevention protocol for changing and cleaning linens and bedding is recommended.
Hotel and hospital employees should always wear proper personal protective equipment when handling soiled linen. If a resident or patient is infected with COVID-19 take these steps:
- Bag the linen when cleaning the room and keep it isolated until loaded into the laundry machine.
- Wash the linen with a standard laundry detergent at a minimum and dry according to standard linen drying guidelines.
- Handle clean linen minimally, fold and store in a clean dry area.
- Do not handle clean linen immediately after handling soiled linen.
Contact your Ecolab representative for information about proper protocol and disinfectant laundry products.
Q. Spa, Jacuzzi advice?
A.People who are infectious should not be using these areas. High-touchpoint surfaces should be disinfected regularly. Follow standard procedures for maintaining your pool, spa or jacuzzi facilities. There is currently, no evidence of transmission through this route.