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The CARES Act = Healthier Schools
How the CARES Act Can Help Make Your School a Healthier Place

With schools closing unexpectedly due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the past few months have truly showcased the innovation and inventiveness of our nation’s school teachers.  Many parents, having to step up to support schooling more than normal, have a refreshed appreciation for what happens in the classroom.  Despite circumstances bringing out the best in teachers…

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Final Clearance Measures

As our government takes the beginning steps of loosening social distancing restrictions in an effort to reopen the economy, we each have a responsibility to implement, and adhere to, safe and practical standards. The Opening Up America Again plan released by the federal government, depends on leaders at all levels to make smart choices for…

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Returning to Normal Business After COVID-19

Preparation will be key. As states, local governments, and communities attempt to resolve the economic impact of the shelter-at-home time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses should look to developing and implementing their plans and policies for returning to normal operation. In order to reduce the rate of exposure to infection among employees as they…

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N95 Respirators & PPE:

Desperate Measures = Dangerous Outcomes With the shortage of N95 respirators for our frontline healthcare workers, hospitals are resorting to the tools they have at hand without realizing they could be infecting rather than protecting their workers. While this may feel like uncharted waters for many healthcare facilities, there are existing studies, tools, and technologies…

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3 Considerations for Facility Directors in the Face of Coronavirus Spread

As transmission of COVID-19 continues to gain momentum here in the United States, concerns about transmission of the disease in facilities have hit unprecedented levels. You, as a Facility Director, face a multi-faceted challenge; how to keep your business running as smoothly as possible while dealing with circumstance beyond your control. “Now’s the time for businesses,…

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8 Things Every Facilities Director Needs To Know About Coronavirus

Preparedness for COVID-19 in spaces for which you are responsible Facilities Directors face a multi-faceted dilemma when considering the possibility of a viral pandemic or infection outbreak such as what we are seeing transpire around the globe with the Coronavirus: The time is now to either gather policies already in place for an epidemic/pandemic/emergency preparedness…

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Are we to expect more infections in the future?

Will reducing antibiotic use lead to more infections? By Tim Sandle     May 18, 2016 in Health London A consensus is developing around restricting the use of antibiotics and antimicrobials. However, what is the impact on human health if the use of these pharmaceutical compounds is curtailed?   This question about a future state where…

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Infection control is a must at the gym

Equipment at the gym can be a lot dirtier than other everyday items. Exercise bikes had an average of 39 times more bacteria than a cafeteria tray. Treadmills contained about 74 times more germs than a public bathroom sink. And this finding will have you running for the hand sanitizer: Free weights were found to…

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Infectious Disease and drug-resistant bacteria

Penicillin changed everything. Infections that had previously killed were suddenly quickly curable. Yet as Maryn McKenna shares in this sobering talk, we’ve squandered the advantages afforded us by that and later antibiotics. Drug-resistant bacteria mean we’re entering a post-antibiotic world — and it won’t be pretty. There are, however, things we can do … if…

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