COVID-19 has changed the conversation about how clean is really clean enough
Before COVID-19, our hotel rooms, workout rooms, shuttle busses and our F&B outlets were vulnerable to infectious disease transmission, super bugs or odor causing bacteria.
However, since COVID-19 came onto the scene, gaming and hospitality companies have been revising cleaning protocols and investing in an array of new products. Industry leaders and executives are asking questions and getting involved like never before. The sense of urgency and fear of spreading, what has been an unstoppable disease, is top of mind.
Chris Schultheis, M.S., Managing Partner of Midwest Pathogend Services spoke with TG&H Executive Editor Christine Faria recently about:
- The different products in the market now – the pros and cons and what are “too good to be true” cleaners
- What’s the difference between a 99.9 and a 99.9999% kill rate and should we really worry about it?
Chris Schultheis, M.S., President, Midwest Pathogend Services overviews different cleaning products and what their ratings mean for your property in our recent TG&H On Air.
Traditional cleaning methods often miss surface areas, and many disinfectants that kill 99.9% of germs can leave up to 1,000 harmful organisms behind on surfaces.
Let’s talk human error. If your team is using a manual sprayer, are they really getting EVERYWHERE? While most systems rely on dispensing chemicals and turning off once the desired time is achieved or depend on manual spraying, a technology used by Midwest Pathogend Services called CURIS® System paired with CURoxide™ [EPA Reg 93324-1] goes a step further by focusing on a “maintained pathogen-kill zone.” Its system is designed to reduce human error with a hands-free system for remote operation that allows the operator to monitor, manage, measure, track, and report, including the ability to quickly prove, and continuously improve, decontamination efforts.
Think about it, do you want your team members or guests touching residual chemicals at your resort?
According to the company, other commercial solutions on the market have been proven to leave behind dangerous, toxic residues that collect grime and cause corrosion to surfaces, materials, electronics and more. Many of these chemical residues have been linked to neurotoxicity, allergies and anti-microbial resistance in humans.
One of the things that makes CURIS® and CURoxide™ unique, is it leaves absolutely no toxic chemicals or residue behind, so it is completely safe around food, electronics, and other sensitive equipment.
Recently, Midwest Pathogend Services and the CURIS® System announced that its CURoxide™ Hybrid Hydrogen Peroxide™ blend and fogging system has been approved for inclusion on the Environmental Protection Agency’s List-N as it meets the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
Cherokee Nation Entertainment has found several uses for Midwest Pathogend Services protocols, processes, and advanced technology.
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa, OK is currently using this technology to disinfect guest rooms between stays. They’ve also take advantage of this technology in their gym facilities, spa areas, and food and beverage areas.
Once the treatment is completed, decals and tent marketing pieces are left behind to educate guests and reassure them of the extraordinary efforts made on their behalf. Additionally, they have found that hydrogen peroxide is a natural deodorizer and have found this technology to be useful for other applications and challenges found in hotels.
Bringing up some questions for you? Get a complimentary audit today!
Is your current product and method strong enough to kill hospital super bugs and rooms of any size yet versatile enough to treat transport vehicles, such as ambulances, buses, shuttles, airplanes and more? Is it safe for your team members and guests?
Chris Schultheis, M.S. of Midwest Pathogend Services can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-505-7032. He is providing a free, no strings-attached phone audit to talk about your current system. On-site audits are also available.
Ask your questions in an interactive webinar:
“How Clean is Clean Enough for the Gaming and Hospitality Industry?” Interactive Webinar
Register or send a team member to the Midwest Pathogend “How Clean is Clean Enough for the Gaming and Hospitality Industry?” interactive webinar and roundtable, Tuesday, March 2 at 10:00 am PST.
This is appropriate for gaming and hospitably decision makers who want to ensure that their facilities are meeting the safest of standards and those directors and managers that want to have more of an education on infectious disease transmission, super bugs or odor causing bacteria that can live at our casino resorts.
Interactive Webinar with Midwest Pathogend presented by TG&H
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 am pst