More Reasons to Become GermPro Certified: COVID-19 survives on human skin 5X longer than the regular flu

This month, a study was published in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal that demonstrated the SARS-CoV-2 virus, responsible for COVID-19, could remain viable on human skin for up to nine hours – one of the reasons why this Coronavirus is so much more dangerous than typical flu, and why business owners have to remain committed to safely and effectively disinfecting their place of business.

The world seems poised on the brink of a resurgence of the COVID-19 virus. In Europe, India, and other parts of the world, entire cities and regions are being locked down as hospital admissions skyrocket and healthcare systems once again face being overwhelmed.

The news that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive on human skin for nine hours, rather than the nearly two hours typical of Influenza, is one of the causes of this second surge in infections. It means viable viral cells can deposited on every surface a contaminated person touches for nearly half a day!

As a business owner, how many surfaces in your workplace are touched throughout the day? And by how many people? If any one of those people transfers viable COVID-19 cells from their hands to a surface area, every person who touches it afterward could become contaminated themselves.

This is why disinfecting your business is more important than ever. Responsibility for the health of your employees, customers, and business partners falls on you – plus responsibility for the friends and family members they then might interact with.

Because the stakes are so high, and the challenge of disinfecting your business is so complex, GermPro offer not just a complete disinfecting system – so you get everything you need to disinfect your business right out of the box – but also GermPro Certification; the leading professional certificate which demonstrates a knowledge of safe and effective disinfection practices.


Every complete disinfecting system sold by GermPro comes with online access to the GermPro Certification course materials and testing – so you and your employees can become GermPro Certified and know how to use the disinfection systems we sell effectively.

More than that – being able to show your customers that your place of business is protected by GermPro Certified professionals is hugely reassuring to them; and your commitment to their safety is a powerful demonstration of the kind of values that drive your business.

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