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Are We Safe or is COVID-19 Going to Get Me?

It sounds like a line from a horror movie, right? Unfortunately, this remains a real concern for many people surrounding the possibility of contraction of virus SARS-CoV2, more commonly referred to as COVID-19. Similar to most environmental dangers, COVID-19 is not visible to the naked eye. The CDC recommends routine disinfection of high traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces for protection…
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Insurance Claims: The Need for Speed

How Important is Customer Satisfaction and a Quick Response to You?  In the insurance industry, responsiveness and expeditious results are crucial when collecting environmental hazard data for asbestos, lead, mold, and bacteria testing reports. Knowing your environmental assessments will be on-time and accurate is key to executing remedial activities and closing out a claim in a timely manner. A-Tech can provide rapid one-hour laboratory turnaround time on asbestos samples and results can…
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Preparing Healthcare Facilities to Resume Surgical Care

Decontamination of intensive care units, special care units, operating rooms and other healthcare facilities used in the treatment of COVID-19 patients is a priority. To properly prepare for resuming non-essential and elective surgical care, the EPA has released the following guidelines to all healthcare facilities, specifically in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and Surgical Care Units…
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How COVID-19 is Affecting the Food Processing Industry

With consumers rushing to stock their pantries, there has been an increase in demand for shelf-stable foods and beverages causing employees to work around the clock in the food processing industry. However, COVID-19 has made it difficult for many of these plants to remain open. Nearly 5,000 employees in the food processing industry have contracted the coronavirus, resulting in the…
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COVID-19 Exposure in Apartment Complexes

The “stay-at-home” order was implemented in the hopes of reducing COVID-19 cases in California. This encourages individuals to stay home by closing public places and non-essential stores to maximize social distancing. While individuals living in a single-family home can fully isolate themselves, those living in a multi-family, apartment complexes have a greater risk of contracting…
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Reopening Schools after COVID-19

On April 28, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his four-stage plan outlining the reopening of California. As COVID-19 cases and deaths stabilize, California gets ready to transition to Stage 2 and then Stage 3 of Gov. Newsom’s plan, which would allow low-risk nonessential businesses to reopen with certain adaptations. If all goes according to plan, schools and educational…
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Next Steps: Reopening Process After COVID-19

Reopening in the News  Recently, numerous states have entered the reopening process with each state taking a varied approach to the precautions and speed at which they open. California Governor Gavin Newsome has made a statement outlining a staged reopening process for California. Currently, California has entered Stage 2 which does involve the lifting of restrictions and opening of…
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Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in California’s Government Facilities

Many government facilities have closed their doors to the public in an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to maintain government services, solutions have been implemented, such as the DMV’s online transaction portal, public meetings, and hearings for the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning being rescheduled online. Courtrooms in Los Angeles are closed to non-essential functions until…
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The Ongoing Changes of Face Mask Laws in Southern California

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows, health officials are recommending the general public to wear face masks or facial coverings to minimize the spread of the virus. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) advises putting on a cloth face covering when going out in public areas, such as grocery stores. Some city and county officials have taken this advisory…
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COVID-19: Creating a Safe Workplace

As we enter the phases of reopening, many American’s are beginning to return to the workforce. Along with the highly anticipated reset of the economy, comes some valid concerns. Am I safe to return to my office? What steps were taken to ensure a safe workplace? What will happen if a coworker tests positive for COVID-19?  All of These Questions Are Valid …
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