Does Hand Sanitizer Prevent COVID-19?
We all know by now that wearing face masks is a huge part of slowing the spread of COVID-19. However, there’s another big element of personal protection equipment (PPE) that has been in the spotlight as well: hand sanitizer. Keeping our hands clean is important even when we’re not in the middle of a pandemic, but is hand sanitizer good enough? Here’s all the important thing you need to know when you’re thinking about using or buying hand sanitizer to fight COVID-19.
Will Hand Sanitizer Kill the COVID-19 Virus?
It should first be said that the FDA has not approved any drugs or substances, including hand sanitizer, to prevent COVID-19. That being said, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus that is responsible for COVID-19. According to the FDA and the CDC, it’s best to invest in a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol. Adding alcohol to a hand sanitizer that was made as a non-alcohol version has not been proven effective and is not recommended.
How Should I Clean My Hands?
The best way to clean your hands to prevent catching the coronavirus is by using plain soap and water. Wash with warm water for at least 20 seconds. You should be washing your hands frequently throughout the day, but especially before eating, after coughing or sneezing, and after using the restroom. There is no evidence supporting the idea that antibacterial soaps are more effective to prevent COVID-19 than plain soap.
If you’re out and about and can’t get somewhere to wash your hands with soap and water, hand sanitizer can be an acceptable alternative in a pinch. Just be sure that your sanitizer of course contains at least 60% alcohol. You might find it helpful to keep a supply of hand sanitizer in your car, purse, or backpack just in case you need it.
Buy Hand Sanitizer in Bulk
It’s not recommended by the FDA to ever make your own hand sanitizer, so it’s best to purchase your PPE selections from a reliable source. Especially if you work in a busy environment, it might be beneficial and cost-effective to order hand sanitizer in bulk. Cetrix is proud to offer affordable, high quality, FDA-approved hand sanitizer in bulk quantities, making it easy for you to keep yourself, your employees, coworkers, and customers safe.
Cetrix offers a wide variety of hand sanitizing products including gel hand sanitizers, alcohol and antibacterial wipes, and automatic hand sanitizing dispensers. How do we sell sanitizers in bulk? We have two main options: Cetrix sells gallon-sized tubs of hand sanitizer that you can use to fill up smaller bottles or automatic dispensers, and we also provide cases with large quantities of small bottles that you can distribute to your employees or keep in common areas.
Cetrix makes it easy to order all of your PPE needs, including face masks, gloves, disinfection cabinets, and more. Simply order through our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help you!