A study done by scientists at De Montfort University in Leicester found viruses similar to the strain that causes Covid-19 can survive on commonly-worn fabrics for up to three days. The study tested a model coronavirus on polyester, polycotton, and 100% cotton. Study results showed polyester posed the highest transmission risk, with the virus still present after three days and with the ability to transfer to other surfaces.
Photo: Redeposition can cause rings in stain removal.
Redeposition occurs in drycleaning when soils in the solvent resettle or redeposit on clothing instead of being carried off to the filters. Soil redeposition will be minimized if the filtered solvent flow rate is high enough to flush the soil rapidly from the washer and into the filter.
President Joe Biden announced changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on February 22, which includes limiting applications from businesses with fewer than 20 employees beginning Wednesday, February 24. The limitation will be in effect for two weeks until March 9.