With the economy wobbling in the wake of the coronavirus, businesses are anxious to ensure customers and employees that their facilities are clean and free of contamination. COVID Clear offers cleaning services to disinfect your business and give you the confidence to reopen. We serve many different property types, including commercial, residential, and office buildings, as well as shopping malls in West Palm Beach, Florida. By making our disinfectants, we came up with the most effective treatment to kill germs and viruses while going easy on the environment. Additionally, you can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging employees to receive frequent COVID testing.
Types of COVID Tests
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are two types of COVID tests. Viral tests reveal whether you have a current SARS-CoV-2 infection. Also called diagnostic tests, viral tests are conducted using one of two methods, antigen or molecular.
You can also take an antibody test, which will reveal whether you have had a SARS-CoV-2 infection in the past. Antibody tests are also called serological tests.
Viral COVID Tests
When you take a viral test, lab technicians check whether you are currently infected with COVID-19. There are several ways to seek out a viral test:
- Contact your state or local health department for local testing sites.
- If you have symptoms associated with COVID-19, contact your health care provider for a referral to a testing site.
- If you decide not to get tested, it’s important to stay home if you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19.
What to Do Following a Viral Test
Check back with the entity that performed your test. The time that it takes to get your test results may vary depending on demand and the type of test that you took. If you test positive, take the following precautionary steps:
- Those who are infected with a mild case of COVID-19 can recover at home. If your symptoms worsen, get in touch with your health care provider for further steps.
- Negative test results indicate that you probably do not have COVID-19 at the time of the testing.
- If you test negative for COVID-19, you didn’t have the disease at the time that you were tested.
- If you show symptoms after you get tested, the virus may not have fully matured yet.
- Should symptoms appear after testing negative, get tested again to find out whether you are infected.
Antibody COVID Tests
These COVID tests check your blood for antibodies that indicate you had COVID-19. Antibodies fight off infections and sometimes help you develop immunity for a particular disease. For example, if you have measles and develop measles antibodies, they can protect you from getting the measles again, but you could still get mumps.
It takes from 1-3 weeks for your body to develop antibodies after you have COVID. This is not a prevention tool since it takes so long for the antibodies to develop. A positive antibody test reveals exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. However, positive results may indicate another virus from the coronavirus family. Conversely, the viral test is specific to SARS-CoV-2.
Researchers do not yet know whether antibodies can protect you from getting COVID-19 again. It’s also too early to tell how long the antibodies remain in your body following a novel coronavirus infection. Note that you can test positive for antibodies without showing symptoms of the virus. This condition is called asymptomatic infection.
You can continue to protect yourself by wearing personal protective equipment, social distancing, and wearing a face mask in public. COVID Clear disinfecting services also help prevent the spread of the virus.
COVID Clear Disinfecting Services
Are you wondering how COVID Clear services can help? After performing electrostatic atomizer cleaning, we provide signage that your business has received COVID CLEAR treatment. The sign contains QR codes for customers and employees to look up how this service safeguards their health. Make COVID Clear your go-to strategy to limit contamination and aid your company’s prevention efforts. Contact COVID Clear today at 561.425.9117 to book an appointment for your business or home in West Palm Beach, FL, and the surrounding areas.