The Viral Threat in the Office is Real

Infected Droplets Exhaled at the Desk Live on the Surface for 3 Days

According to the CDC and confirmed by the WHO, DHS, and NIH and documented in the New England Journal of Medicine, any infected employee can cough or exhale and release droplets of infected fluid on surfaces, which can live and infect others for 3 days or longer. “A person can become infected by touching a surface where these droplets land before touching their eyes, mouth, or nose.”

Germs Spread Quickly Throughout the Office

Clinical evidence shows that high-touch surfaces play a significant role in pathogen transmission. Dr. Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona, generally regarded as the nation’s leading expert on Environmental Biology, demonstrated how quickly germs travel through an office environment when just one person comes to work sick.

In his 2012 study, a single infected person using a shared keyboard spread the infection to over 50% of keyboards in an 80-person department within 4 hours.

Research by University of Arizona researchers also found that the average desktop has 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.

Desktops and Keyboard are Loaded with Harmful Viruses

A study funded by Clorox found that the average desk has dangerously high levels of bacteria and viruses, including Staphylococcus Aureus, Salmonella, E Coli, Influenza, Coronaviruses, and fecal matter.

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, keyboards contain 70% more bacteria than a toilet seat.