NIH study validates decontamination methods for reuse of N95 respirators

N95 respirators can be decontaminated effectively and maintain functional integrity for up to three uses, according to National Institutes of Health scientists. N95 respirators are designed for single-use and are worn by healthcare providers to reduce exposure to airborne infectious agents, including the virus that causes COVID-19. The study was conducted in a controlled laboratory […]

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How Starbucks plans to reopen its cafes

Starbucks is adopting a “monitor and adapt” strategy to reopen some cafes in the US following their closures in mid-March. CEO Kevin Johnson told employees in an open letter that the initiative means “every community will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation “and decide when to fully reopen their cafes depending on local conditions. Johnson […]

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