Preventing the spread of germs in the Government industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do things, including the way our government agencies are operating. Since the start of this pandemic, the government has been at the forefront of making sure people are informed and kept safe, all while trying to keep themselves healthy as well.

The standards for federal buildings have dramatically increased. The General Services Administration (GSA) has indicated what cleaning and sanitizing federal building needs to do when reopening. GSA changed their janitorial service contracts for all federally owned buildings and issued new lease amendments that contain the updated janitorial language written into all the new leases.

Tenants were made responsible for providing their employees with the proper tools they need to disinfect all surfaces they touch, especially high-touch areas like computers, keyboards, desks, and phones.

New cleaning and disinfecting regulations were released to facility managers prior to reopening to give them time to adjust to their new cleaning schedules and requirements. Increasing restrictions on who can enter the building, enhanced screening services when employees enter the building, signage, HVAC use, and face coverings are just some of the things federal buildings did as they reopened.

Preventing the spread of germs

Electrostatics is science and a proven process that has been used in the agricultural and automotive industries for decades.
Most surface areas are neutral (uncharged) or negative. The patented EM360 applies disinfectant to a target surface area using an electrostatic force of attraction called Coulomb’s Law. Using Coulomb’s law, the EM360 technology places a positive charge on the disinfectant as it leaves the spray nozzle. Because most surface areas are neutral or negative, the EM360’s positively charged system optimizes surface adhesion and attraction (electromagnetic theory). The dispersed droplets spread out more evenly and seek out negative (-) or neutrally charged surfaces (neutral surfaces have the same number of protons as electrons – a neutral object can be polarized by a charged object and create attraction). The disinfectant is more targeted, provides more consistent coverage with less waste, and like two magnets, attracted to the oppositely charged surface with remarkable force.

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