The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a new level of urgency regarding disinfecting and protecting against pathogens. The pandemic’s effect on society has brought about widespread changes in the way that people all over the world do just about anything from going to work to going to school to eating at a restaurant, socializing with friends, shopping, working out at the gym, going on vacation, and more. Many of these changes to what was “normal” before the pandemic are very likely going to be permanent because we’ve faced the reality of just how susceptible the world is to dangerous pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). It’s very easy to imagine that face coverings and masks will be required when traveling or at large gatherings for the foreseeable future. It’s not realistic however to think that the world is going to continue to “shelter in place” or live under a “safer at home” level of restriction forever, though.
Staying safe from viruses and bacteria starts at home. Making sure your home maintains the highest level of protection against pathogens is the only way to keep your family and those most important to you safe and healthy. When we leave the home however we are putting ourselves at risk simply by being out in public where pathogens are transmitted. When you are out on the go or getting back to your daily routine there are a few things to always keep in mind in order to make sure that you are staying safe from viruses and bacteria so you can stay healthy.
If you think about it in very simple terms staying safe while on the go and dealing with environments that you aren’t in control of comes down to a few things; high frequency community touch points, awareness, and preparedness. If you are thinking about your daily routine or whatever routine you will be involved in while out of your home in these terms, you will be able to maintain a high level of protection against pathogens and keep yourself safe.
High Frequency Community Touch Points
The most important thing to keep in mind while you are out and on the go is what you are coming in contact with. GTech Protection considers “high frequency community touch points” to be one of the biggest risks. A high frequency community touch point is any surface that contacted by numerous people with a very high frequency throughout a given period of time. Pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) can live on high frequency community touch points and be easily transmitted via these surfaces. In terms of these high frequency community touch points, it’s just easy to forget or not notice that these surfaces might be dangerous. They are, for the most part, ubiquitous and people are so used to touching them and not thinking about it that, despite the heightened level of awareness that has come about, people still make unprotected contact with them. Here are a few of them to keep in mind.
Handles and buttons
When you leave home you are going to have to touch a door handle. Any vehicle you enter or building you go to after leaving your home is going to a door handle of some sort. Any place you go is likely to have a button of some sort that you are going to encounter, whether it’s a store’s point of sale, an elevator, a call box keypad, buttons are everywhere and just about everyone touches them every day. Many places, and some vehicles, have automatic doors and that takes the stress off of having to touch the handle but these places might have buttons that open and close the doors. In places that don’t have automatic doors the handles and buttons are a risk considering how frequently they are touched. Even leaning on a door to open it or coming in contact with a button unwittingly can put you at risk Before you go out to do whatever it is you are going to do, give some consideration to how many door handles and buttons you are going to be in contact with. Aside from buildings and vehicles, think about how many things in general have handles.
Equipment at the gym, gas pumps and other machines in public places, fixtures in public bathrooms, public transportation, etc. We need handles to operate things and to function. You don’t want to take the risk of touching a handle and coming in contact with pathogens left by other people. Make sure that you are using GTech Clean to disinfect your clothes and your mask or face covering before you go out. GTech Clean is the best disinfectant spray for disinfecting any hard or soft surface, including clothing. It is EPA approved to kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and it leaves a layer of protection on those disinfected surfaces that can last for days. If you are using GTech Clean on your clothing before you leave the house, it’s added peace of mind that should you accidentally come in contact with a handle or button, even if you aren’t grabbing or pressing it, you will be protected against pathogens.
Desks, tabletops, countertops
Think about how many places you go in which you interact with someone across a desk, tabletop, our countertop of some sort. Any business that has a check in area, or check out area is going to have some sort of counter or tabletop at which this transaction occurs. Make sure you aren’t touching these surfaces and then touching yourself without protection. For the most part businesses and offices have adapted cleaning and sanitizing procedures but you can’t be certain and you shouldn’t take it for granted. Partly because everyone has to do their part to maintain high levels of disinfection and protection and, really, you don’t want to run the risk of contaminating that location unwittingly either. One very simple way to make sure that you aren’t putting yourself or others at risk is to use GTech Armour. GTech Armour is the best hand sanitizer for protecting against viruses and bacteria because it is EPA approved, kills 99.99% of germs on contact, and leaves a layer of protection on your skin that can last for hours. This layer of protection will continue to kill germs and keep you safe. Use GTech Armour as your go-to hand sanitizer before entering any business and you will have added protection against pathogens.
Stairs, escalators, elevators, public transportation, hallways, bathrooms, are just a few of the places where you will find handrails. They are one of the fixtures in our world that we are all just very accustomed to coming in contact with. Depending on the location of the handrail it could be getting multiple touches per minute, which can be worrisome. GTech Armour is the best way to make sure that, if you unintentionally touch a handrail, you’ll still be protected. GTech Armour is specially formulated with skin moisturizes that won’t dry or crack your skin with frequent use. Alcohol based hand sanitizers and wipes don’t offer this same sort of protection. Check out what Dr. Roger Chang of Gale Ranch Dental practice has to say about GTech Armour and it’s benefits compared to alcohol based sanitizers by watching this short video.
Your own personal belongings
Keys, cellphones, bags, watches, wallets, shoes are all coming in contact with high frequency community touch points and, in some ways, it’s very inadvertent. If you put your keys down on something and then pick them up again, your keys have made contact with that surface and then your hand. It’s just that simple. If you are at the grocery store and you are pushing a cart, then check your cellphone you have inadvertently transmitted whatever pathogens might be on the cart to your phone. Just because your personal belongings come from a safe environment like your home, they can easily be put in contact with high frequency community touch points without really thinking about it. GTech Clean and GTech Armour can both be used to help protect against this. GTech Clean is really the best disinfectant spray to use on personal belongings once or twice a week because it is an all natural disinfectant spray with no alcohol, no bleach, and no VoC’s. It won’t damage any surface that it is sprayed on and it will continue to kill viruses and bacteria for up to seven days. GTech Armour, even though it is specially designed for use on skin and is really the best hand sanitizer, can also be used as a surface disinfectant and can be applied to personal belongings or to surfaces that need disinfecting while you are on the go.
Awareness and Preparedness
What it really comes down to is the that the best way to keep yourself protected against viruses and bacteria is to have a plan when you go out to get things done and to go about your daily routine. Make GTech Products a part of that plan. GTech Clean is the best disinfectant spray to use at home and to use before you are going out because of it’s disinfecting power and because it is super simple to use. It comes ready to use so there is not diluting or mixing required. You simply spray it on and let it dry. GTech Clean is so effective that it is the disinfectant spray used by police, EMS, firefighters and first responders. The disinfectant spray trusted by first responders must be able to maintain a high level of disinfection and protection against viruses and bacteria simply because of the number of people and high frequency community touch points that first responders come in contact with
Using GTech Armour on your hands and skin is not only the best way to protect against germs but it’s also a way to keep your skin healthy. Think about it. Why not use a hand sanitizer that is going to offer the best protection and make your skin healthier and stronger. The tiny cracks in your skin that alcohol based hand sanitizers cause are actually making you more susceptible to infection. GTech Armour can be considered proactive protection because of it’s all natural formula that not only kills germs but protects skin overall.
Check out the full line of GTech products here. GTech Clean and GTech Armour along with a little awareness and preparedness are the best way to keep yourself, your business, your home, and the people most important to you safe from viruses and bacterial.