Why Choose Aftermath as your Covid Cleaning Service Provider?
Coronavirus has quickly gained a reputation for being particularly insidious. It can survive on surfaces for up to 17 days and people infected by the virus don’t show symptoms until approximately two weeks after infection, making it difficult to track and contain. This is why having a trusted professional disease and biohazard remediation company by your side throughout your covid clean up process is so important. When selecting a company to provide coronavirus disinfection services, it is imperative that you select a company, like Aftermath Services, that is OSHA compliant and follows all CDC guidance regarding COVID-19.
Below we’ve put together some helpful resources to ensure that your business minimizes the risk of spreading COVID-19 and what to do in the event that you do experience an outbreak in the workplace.
If you have any questions about our COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection process please contact us at 877-769-6917.
What Is The Delta Variant?
Note: read more details about the delta variant here.
The delta variant is a mutated version of the virus that causes COVID-19. It has been making headlines since June, prompting health experts to warn about impending surges in COVID cases.
While this new virus shares much in common with the original strain of SARS-CoV-2, there are some crucial differences that you should be aware of, especially since cases are now on the rise again.
The delta variant is far more transmissible
- Delta is now the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States, accounting for over 80% of new COVID-19 cases.
- Thus far it has spread 50% faster than the Alpha variant, which was 50% more contagious than the original strain.
- This is incredibly alarming, considering just how contagious and transmissible the original variant has been, especially when you consider that only 60% of the US adult population is fully vaccinated.
- Some health experts speculate that the delta variant spreads more easily in part due to the fact that infected individuals produce more of the virus and sneeze more often than those infected with the original strain.
Unvaccinated people are at higher risk
Over 97% of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 are unvaccinated. Whether Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson, the coronavirus vaccine is extremely effective in combating not only transmission, but also in minimizing symptoms and severity if one contracts the virus. These vaccines are also effective at preventing the Delta variant.
“Breakthrough” cases are rare, but still possible, so anticipate mask mandates
While getting the vaccine is currently the best possible deterrent for the Delta variant, it is still possible to contract the virus. This is called a “breakthrough” case and is rare. Despite this possibility, the vaccine often minimizes symptoms and protects against the virus thus minimizing the risk of hospitalization. Nevertheless, given the virus’ ability to mutate and transmit, some counties are already implementing mask mandates even for those who are fully vaccinated. If the variant persists and cases begin to rise once again, don’t be surprised if you’ll have to wear a mask yet again! Keep in mind that vaccinated people can still transmit the virus, whether or not they show symptoms.