Company Serves Need during Pandemic

04/23/2020
NEWS BRIEFS
Free drive-through COVID-19 testing in Archuleta County for everyone at the Archuleta Integrated Healthcare clinic, Tuesdays from 12pm to 4:30pm by appointment only. Call 970-264-2104, June 2nd through August 25th, sjbpublichealth.org
Durango Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs run June 10 to Aug 1. Register online DurangoGov.org/library, call 970.375.3380 or email reference@DurangoGov.org
LPC Humane Society Thrift Store open, lpchumanesociety.org
SJBPH requires restaurants and camps to complete an infection prevention checklist and self-certify, sjbpublichealth.org
SJBPH is offering prioritized COVID-19 worksite testing, contact Tracie Holcomb at tholcomb@sjbpublichealth.org for more
as of 5pm, June 1 - Southwest Colorado confirmed COVID-19 cases by county: La Plata (81), Archuleta (8), Montezuma (46), Dolores (0), San Juan (1). Deaths due to Covid: Montezuma (2), Deaths among cases: LaPlata (1), Montezuma (1), sjbpublichealth.org, montezumacounty.org
Colorado COVID-19 totals: 26,577 cases, 1,458 deaths among cases, 1,185 deaths due to COVID-19, 4,372 hospitalized, 188,069 tested, 282 outbreaks, colorado.gov

Three entrepreneurs wanted to keep their friends and family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, so they started Four Corners Clean, a disinfecting service for residential and commercial properties.

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I'M ERIC EICHER, PRESIDENT OF ALPINE BANK, DURANGO. AS WE ALL LIVE WITH THE NEW REALITY OF THE PANDEMIC, INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT SOUTHWEST COLORADO ARE FINDING NEW WAYS TO WORK AND SERVE OUR COMMUNITY. WE INVITE YOU TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORS IN THIS EDITION OF BUSINESS MATTERS. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE A BUG INFESTATION IN YOUR HOUSE? YOU CALL AN EXTERMINATOR. THAT'S THE IDEA BEHIND A NEW BUSINESS THAT'S OFFERING DISINFECTING SERVICES TO KILL THE CORONA VIRUS IN HOMES AND BUSINESSES. I'M WENDY GRAHAM SETTLE FOR BUSINESS MATTERS. WHEN GOVERNOR JARED POLIS ISSUED HIS STAY-AT-HOME AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ORDERS LAST MONTH TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, DURANGO RESIDENTS JOSH ROBINSON, MATT CRANSTON, AND NICK JOHNSON WANTED TO FIND A WAY TO KEEP THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS SAFE FROM THE CORONAVIRUS. THAT'S WHEN THEY CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF STARTING FOUR CORNERS CLEAN, A DISINFECTING SERVICE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.CDC REALLY RECOMMENDS ISOLATION. THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO SLOW THIS DOWN AND STOP IT. I MEAN, THE SECOND THING THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT IS THIS, IS BACK THEN AND YOU KNOW, ON A MINOR SCALE, THAT'S YOU WASHING YOUR HANDS, MAKE SURE YOU'RE CLEAN, MAKING SURE YOU'RE NOT TOUCHING SURFACES THAT ARE EXPOSED TO CONTAMINANTS, BUT ON A LARGER SCALE, ON A MACRO SCALE LIKE A CITY OR BUSINESSES, THERE'S HUNDREDS OF SURFACES THAT PEOPLE TOUCH EVERY DAY THAT AREN'T BEING DISINFECTED. I MEAN, WE CAN DISINFECT OUR HANDS ALL WE WANT, BUT ALL IT TAKES IS ONE PERSON THAT'S INFECTED TO TOUCH A HANDLE AND THAT CAN BE TRANSMITTED, NO MATTER HOW CLEAN YOU ARE PERSONALLY. IT TAKES AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO ACTUALLY BE AT THIS THING. SO ON, ON THAT BEHALF, WE'RE TRYING TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY BY DISINFECTING THESE SURFACES AND GIVING IT MORE OF A FIGHTING CHANCE AND JUST INCREASING THE SAFETY OF THIS COMMUNITY. THE COMPANY USES A PRESSURIZED ATOMIZER THAT SPRAYS A MIST OF DISINFECTING SOLUTION ON ALL THE SURFACES OF AN AREA BEING TREATED.  THE ATOMIZER REDUCES THE DROPLETS TO LESS THAN 50 MICRONS OR ABOUT HALF THE SIZE OF A STRAND OF HAIR. THE PARTICLES ARE SO SMALL THAT THEY PENETRATE POROUS SERVICES WHERE EVEN SMALLER VIRUSES AND BACTERIA CAN HIDE AND ESCAPE FROM REGULAR CLEANING. THE COMPANY USES A SOLUTION APPROVED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR USE IN HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, NURSERIES AND RESTAURANTS. IT EFFECTIVELY KILLS THE VIRUSES THAT CAUSE HIV, SARS, COVID-19, HEPATITIS C, AND STAPHLOCOCCUS BACTERIA, LISTERIA, SALMONELLA AND OTHER NASTY BUGS. IN JUST THE FIRST FEW WEEKS IN BUSINESS, THE COMPANY HAS GROWN FROM THE ORIGINAL FOUNDING TEAM OF THREE TO MORE THAN 10 EMPLOYEES WITH PLANS TO ADD UP TO 80 EMPLOYEES IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS TO MEET DEMAND. IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT DISINFECTING YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS, FOUR CORNERS CLEANING PROFESSIONALS SUGGEST YOU REMOVE ALL ITEMS FROM FLAT SURFACES THAT ARE TO BE TREATED. DUST AND VACUUM TO ENSURE THAT DIRT WON'T BLOCK THE DISINFECTANT FROM INFILTRATING THE SURFACE. BE PREPARED TO LEAVE YOUR HOME FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS AFTER TREATMENT TO ALLOW THE DISINFECTANT TO SETTLE.  TO LEARN MORE, VISIT FOUR CORNERS CLEAN DOT COM. I'M WENDY GRAHAM SETTLE FOR BUSINESS MATTERS.

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