Environmental Surface Testing for COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has continued to restrict industries from operating at their usual rate and whilst there has been hope of restrictions easing and re-opening of a multitude of industries, some companies never closed. Those working in vital industries such as food and beverage, healthcare and testing laboratories have implemented and maintained social distancing regulations and PPE coverage. Although these restrictions and limitations are in place new research has shown that viral droplets remain dormant and waiting for a new source of re-hydration on surfaces for several hours and often days, and this has been investigated as a possible avenue of exposure.
Surface testing enables employers to monitor settings by isolating and decontaminating positive areas to reduce the further spread of viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 and protect the health and safety of employees and the environment they reside in.
Testing a Lab for Contamination?
Test surfaces for SARS-CoV-2 using a swab in viral transport medium. Wipe the resting area and follow the protocol below: