Our response to Coronavirus/COVID-19
The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us in many different ways. At Dr. Squatch, we believe community comes first. Soap is one of the most effective weapons we have against COVID-19, and Dr. Squatch wants to continue to play a role in helping individuals and communities emerge stronger. We want to update you about the ways we are doing our part and how soap can play an essential role in fighting this.
Science Behind the Suds
Everyone knows that they should use soap to wash their hands, but most people don't know exactly how it works. Why is soap the most effective weapon to combat viruses?
Soap is an Amphiphile—this means that it attaches to both water and fats. While one part of the soap molecule binds to the fat & protein layer that makes up the protective outer membrane of the virus, the other part binds with the water molecules. The push and pull of this interaction breaks down the outer membrane of the virus. By washing your hands for at least 20 seconds under running water, you're giving the soap time to work its magic to break down the protective layer that keeps the virus intact.
Read more about it HERE.
Employee safety is one of our top priorities. At our corporate office, we have moved to flexible work arrangements—team members are working remotely in order to follow CDC guidelines on maintaining interpersonal space through social distancing. Our leave guidelines remain flexible to accommodate any adverse health circumstance created by COVID-19, whether it be recovering from it, caring for a sick loved one, mandatory quarantining, or childcare challenges due to school closures.
At our manufacturing and distribution centers, we're taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of our team members. Everyone is staying at least 6 feet away from each other at all times, and both soap and hand sanitizer are readily on hand to ensure the quality of your shipment is not compromised during a time when you might need it most.
Our support team will still be available 7 days a week from 4:00 AM PT to 8:00 PM PT to answer any questions you may have.
These are challenging times, and we don't know with certainty what the future holds. The Dr. Squatch family is indebted to the brave first responders, doctors, nurses, researchers, public health experts and public servants who have given their time, care, and resources to bring us together and guide us through this.
We thank you for your continued support. We're in this together.