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Ecolab Long Term Care COVID-19

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19):
PROTECTION STARTS WITH PREVENTION

STRATEGIES FOR LONG TERM CARE AND SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIES

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought huge impact to the entire world and more specifically to the way people live and think. Ecolab is here to work with you and navigate these unprecedented challenges to your operation together, sharing critical and relevant information to help prevent the spread of infection and provide guidance on re-opening and maintaining a clean, safe and healthy operation.  Helping to protect and build confidence with your employees, residents and visitors.
Ecolab COVID-19 Procedures, Guidelines and Educational Resources
Long Term Care Resource Library for COVID-19
  • Readiness plans and return-to-normal checklists
  • Heightened cleaning and disinfection procedures
  • Hand hygiene resources
  • Ongoing staff training and workforce support materials

RESOURCES TO HELP PROTECT YOUR EMPLOYEES, RESIDENTS AND VISITORS

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ecolab’s global team of experts have compiled a library of resources to help protect your employees, residents and visitors. 
Infection Prevention
FOCUS ON INFECTION PREVENTION PROCEDURES
Download this procedure guide for Long Term Care facilities.
Cleaning vs. Sanitizing vs. Disinfecting
Differences Between Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting

WARNING: Sanitizers and disinfectants are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and are used to manage public health risks. It is a violation of federal law to use these products in a manner inconsistent with labeling.

*See product label for specific organism claims.

Readiness
KNOW THE FACTS
Download the readiness kit to learn more about coronavirus and best practices for prevention and response.
Ecolab COVID-19 Response Toolkit
ARGENTUM: CORONAVIRUS PREPARATION AND RESPONSE TOOLKIT
Resources, links, and suggested best practices for a thoughtful approach to coronavirus (COVID-19) preparation and response in senior living communities.

STAY UP TO DATE ON COVID-19

The situation with COVID-19 is changing daily. Ecolab is your trusted partner, providing expertise and guidance for how to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk for employees and customers. Complete this form to stay up to date on the most recent information on COVID-19 and opt-in to receive promotional information specific to your industry.

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CORONAVIRUS: REDUCING THE RISK OF INFECTIONS
Use this video to help educate your employees on ways to help combat the spread of coronavirus.
PRACTICE AND PROMOTE PROPER HAND WASHING
Hand washing can be one of the most important ways to prevent any kind of viral outbreak.
Pest Control Covid information pdf
Pest Solutions for Healthcare

Ecolab Pest Elimination, an essential service provider, is proud to serve our communities and customers by safeguarding public health, food safety and property from the damaging effects of pests. While the impact of COVID-19 is far-reaching, Ecolab is well positioned to continue providing pest management services to ensure the health and safety of your facilities.

 

CORONAVIRUS WEBINAR:
PRACTICAL GUIDANCE TO HELP REDUCE RISK OF INFECTION AND PROTECT YOUR OPERATIONS

Watch Ecolab experts provide an update on the current outbreak, share critical, relevant information and provide practical guidance to help keep your employees and customers safe.

Check back soon for new webinars.

Ecolab Expert

Ed Snodgrass

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.