COVID-19 – GETTinformed and #GETTsafe

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At times when there is an increased risk of con­ta­gion caused by infec­tious dis­eases, like the rapid spread of COVID-19, hygiene is one of the most effec­tive weapons against infec­tion.

We have drawn up a white paper with 14 use­ful tips that you can very eas­i­ly incor­po­rate in your dai­ly life and pro­tect your­self from the con­se­quences of COVID-19 and oth­er infec­tious dis­eases! Stay healthy!

​Gett is part of the essential infrastructure!

07 April 2020 | The CCI in Chem­nitz con­firmed this last week by send­ing us noti­fi­ca­tion. We are offi­cial­ly viewed as part of the essen­tial infra­struc­ture now that we have start­ed to pro­duce face shields and pro­tec­tive screens to pre­vent peo­ple from pass­ing on the coro­n­avirus. “The prod­ucts are essen­tial for main­tain­ing basic med­ical sup­plies for the pop­u­la­tion.” (Excerpt from the noti­fi­ca­tion sent by the CCI in Chem­nitz). You can dis­cov­er more here. ​

GETT expands production capacity again to manufacture sneeze guard screens

07 April 2020 | GETT is expand­ing its lat­est GETT®safe prod­uct fam­i­ly with a so-called sneeze guard. This is a pro­tec­tive screen than can be indi­vid­u­al­ly used as a counter unit or sus­pend­ed from above. The pro­tec­tive screen effec­tive­ly pro­tects peo­ple and cus­tomers from the direct trans­mis­sion of droplet infec­tions. By man­u­fac­tur­ing these pan­els, the com­pa­ny is once again expand­ing its pro­duc­tion capac­i­ty to cater for urgent­ly need­ed items and help soci­ety! GETT sells all the GETT®safe prod­ucts at a fair price.​ Are you inter­est­ed? Fol­low this link to the prod­uct.

GETT creates production capacity to manufacture protective masks against the coronavirus

26 March 2020 | GETT became aware of a video from the Städtis­ches Klinikum Gör­litz last week­end, in which the Head of the Emer­gency Depart­ment, Dr. med. Mark D. Frank, pro­vides step-by-step instruc­tions for mak­ing a pro­tec­tive visor against the coro­n­avirus. He devel­oped the idea and the instruc­tions for the pro­tec­tive visor togeth­er with his hygiene team and the sup­port of the Ger­man Med­ical Tech­ni­cal Ser­vice. Pur­chas­ing med­ical pro­tec­tive equip­ment is becom­ing an increas­ing­ly seri­ous prob­lem around the world. GETT is now cre­at­ing pro­duc­tion capac­i­ty to man­u­fac­ture coro­na pro­tec­tive masks to shield med­ical work­ers from the dan­ger­ous virus. Here you can find the GETT®safe face pro­tec­tor.

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It is true that main­tain­ing good hygiene, like wash­ing your hands reg­u­lar­ly and thor­ough­ly, pro­vides a cer­tain degree of pro­tec­tion from virus­es and bac­te­ria, but aerosols can be released through cough­ing and sneez­ing, which then set­tle on the direct sur­round­ings. Recent stud­ies have proven that the coro­n­avirus sur­vives up to 9 days on sur­faces. The coro­n­avirus par­tic­u­lar­ly loves sur­faces made of syn­thet­ic mate­ri­als and plas­tic. This is where it sur­vives longest.

A lack of hygiene can cost lives!

It is worth reg­u­lar­ly clean­ing and dis­in­fect­ing items that peo­ple often touch.

The sit­u­a­tion in hygiene-sen­si­tive areas like hos­pi­tals, doc­tors’ prac­tices and nurs­ing homes is par­tic­u­lar­ly crit­i­cal.  Pathogens are very fre­quent­ly encoun­tered here. Although it is absolute­ly essen­tial to main­tain hygiene stan­dards, this often does not take place with the nec­es­sary care. A lack of time and human resources is often the rea­son for this. As many as 20,000 peo­ple die just from hos­pi­tal germs in Ger­many every year. Peo­ple with a weak immune sys­tem are par­tic­u­lar­ly at risk.

Keyboards are a paradise for germs

Data input devices like key­boards and PC mice are seri­ous­ly under­es­ti­mat­ed as sources of germs in every­day med­ical sit­u­a­tions.

Germs gath­er in cracks and grooves and mul­ti­ply. A British con­sumer mag­a­zine already dis­cov­ered in 2008 that there are more germs present on com­put­er key­boards than on many toi­let seats! This is par­tic­u­lar­ly dis­as­trous in inten­sive care units. Patients lying there are often seri­ous­ly ill and their immune sys­tem is defi­cient. Many peo­ple suf­fer­ing from the coro­na infec­tion are being exposed to this sit­u­a­tion around the world at the moment.

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How­ev­er, oth­er areas of pub­lic life also face the same chal­lenge. Any­where where many peo­ple meet each oth­er every day (pub­lic author­i­ties like the police or Fed­er­al Labor Agency, banks or phar­ma­cies). Dr. med. Grünewald report­ed at an infor­ma­tion event orga­nized by the Klinikum Chem­nitz recent­ly that key­boards in phar­ma­cies have been test­ed pos­i­tive for coro­n­avirus­es:

Recommendation by the Robert Koch Institute!

The Ger­man government’s cen­tral insti­tu­tion in the field of mon­i­tor­ing and pre­vent­ing sick­ness­es specif­i­cal­ly rec­om­mends that peo­ple pur­chase and use “spe­cial key­boards that can be dis­in­fect­ed” and has a link with a selec­tion of prod­ucts on its home page. These units must have “the rel­e­vant design,” accord­ing to the RKI. You can find the com­plete report here.

In order to pre­vent invis­i­ble risk sit­u­a­tions, it there­fore rec­om­mends that peo­ple use spe­cial hygien­ic key­boards and mice. Depend­ing on whether the mod­el is made of glass or sil­i­cone, it is pos­si­ble to thor­ough­ly clean and dis­in­fect the key­board and mouse because of their enclosed sur­face. It is then hard­ly pos­si­ble for any virus­es and bac­te­ria to gath­er there!

Glass keyboards

Glass key­boards are ide­al for use in hygiene-sen­si­tive areas. Due to the closed sur­face the pen­e­tra­tion of dirt and pathogens is not pos­si­ble. Fur­ther­more, they can be eas­i­ly cleaned with a wipe.

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Silicone keyboards

The sil­i­cone key­board is also a hygiene key­board and should be used in work­places where clean­li­ness and hygiene are of the utmost impor­tance. The insen­si­tiv­i­ty of wash­able key­boards to dirt and water makes it easy to clean the key­board under run­ning water or to immerse the key­board in a water basin.

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Washable PC-mice

With our wash­able PC mice a health risk trans­mit­ted by germs and bac­te­ria is min­i­mized. The pro­tec­tion class IP68 and IP65 pre­vents the ingress of water and dust and allows an uncom­pli­cat­ed, fast and thor­ough clean­ing.