August 31, 2020
As we head into September, cleaning and sanitization providers are looking to beef up services before the Fall. Already we’re seeing Covid infection rates increase in Europe, and there are concerns about what colder weather will bring to the US as the flu season unfolds. This week, the CDC released updated travel recommendations, with only eight countries deemed low risk. For any questions about new protocols, please reach out to a Tulu team member.
““We pretty much have a different way…to stop community transmission in the absence of a vaccine—and it is sitting right in front of us.”
-Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology
What should we still be disinfecting?
At the beginning of the pandemic, we were sanitizing everything from door handles to groceries. As scientists learned more about how COVID was transmitted, many people began relaxing their disinfecting regimens. What should we still be disinfecting? Read More
IBM’s Yorktown Heights location used to house 1300 employees, but that number dropped to 200-300 during the pandemic. To keep their employees safe they’ve developed a new system. See how they reimagined office work and created new software to ensure employee safety. Read More
Which Rapid Testing approach is better?
Can you handle instant coffee rather than espresso? The coffee analogy is one used by Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, describes the functional difference between two approaches to rapid testing for the virus. In this case, “easy and cheap—instant coffee, that is—may very well be better.” Read More
Is hiring home cleaners safe?
Are you lucky enough to be able to afford in-home cleaning services but worried about virus transmission? Is it better to hire professionals to clean and risk having them in your home? Experts weigh in on if it’s safe or not. Read More
College coronavirus outbreaks starting
For colleges across the country, reopening for in-person classes was highly debated. Universities pledged to adhere to rigorous cleaning schedules and disinfection measures, unfortunately to no avail. For those that chose to open, they’re beginning to see why it was a mistake. Read More