Fighting COVID-19 from the Forecourt: What Do New Strains Mean for Retailers?
Mutations in COVID 19 around the world have resulted in several new strains of the virus that scientists believe to be up to 70% more transmissible than earlier variants. These variants have originated from the United Kingdom as well as South Africa. In the U.S. there have been confirmed cases of the U.K. variant, but currently, no detected cases of the South African strain yet. These mutations in the virus mark a turning point in the pandemic in which more contagious and possibly more dangerous variants of the virus are being spread. This combined with a slower than anticipated vaccine roll-out makes it a critical time in which people should be doing all they can to slow down the spread of COVID 19. These steps include social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands, frequent disinfection, and protecting your high touch surfaces. With these changes in transmission rates, it is now more important than ever to protect yourself and your surfaces from microbes. Your customers and employees will appreciate it.
ASP™ is an EPA registered surface protectant that creates an invisible coating to provide long lasting protection for virtually any surface. Once applied, this coating will destroy microbes that encounter these protected surfaces. ASP works fast, bonding on a molecular level to surfaces and creating an odorless, colorless barrier against microbes. As ASP dries the product self-arranges into a blanket of protection and creates a durable shield of microscopic spikes to physically kill microbes that encounter the protected surface. Third-party lab tests have proven the long-term effectiveness against microorganisms (fungus, algae, and bacteria that cause odors and discoloration) using both the ISO 22196:2007 (JIS Z 2801) _ and ASTM E-2149-10_ standards.