STATES REOPENING FOR BUSINESS AFTER COVID-19 PANDEMIC SHUT DOWN:
IS YOUR WATER SAFE?
As the month of May 2020 begins, several states, including Florida, Georgia and Texas, are “re-opening” for business. Retail outlets, beauty salons, health clubs and places of worship are preparing to return to pre-pandemic operations in the coming days.
OVER ONE MILLION CONFIRMED CASES IN USA
As of April 28, 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States topped 1 million. As of April 28th, there are at least 1,002,498 confirmed cases of the virus and approximately 58,000 Covid-19 related deaths across the US, according to a tally from health officials by John Hopkins University. CDC researchers say the number of deaths will rise in coming weeks.
DANGERS OF STAGNANT WATER
Schools, houses of worship, hotels, health clubs, dental offices, beauty salons and many other types of businesses significantly reduced operations or closed outright in late March in efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. Shutdowns of facilities has led to stagnant water remaining in building plumbing systems. Stagnant water is an ideal growth environment for waterborne pathogens including Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ Disease. Some symptoms of Covid-19 and Legionnaires’ Disease resemble those of Pneumonia. If any of these diseases are misdiagnosed, complications may arise during treatment.
Building owners and facility engineers must take proactive measures to protect potable water supplies in facilities. Among those measures is the use of Point-of-Use (POU) and InLine water filters. Use POU and InLine Filters to protect potable water from waterborne pathogens.
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