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2020: How It Has Shaped BenzaRid

Most people can agree that 2020 has been a year like any other. As a global pandemic has swept across the country, many have lost their lives, their homes, or their sense of security. While some businesses have faltered, others have blossomed and used this time to reach out a helping hand. Our small company, BenzaRid, located in Buford, Georgia, has taken advantage of this year's unique circumstances to enhance our mission of creating a safer and more hygienic world. While we mourn the loss of every single life that has been lost to this needless epidemic, we also stand with pride behind a company that prioritizes health, wellness, and a natural solution to protection.

We are honored to be open and operating an Essential Service company with FDA/EPA Facilities and consistently manufacturing a much-needed medical supply. Our EPA-registered disinfectants have been certified to kill Human Coronavirus. Our BenzaRid disinfectant has helped to support many hospitals, medical facilities, and individual customers for many years; this year has seen a dramatic increase in growth due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It hasn’t been easy, but our small staff of dedicated employees has persevered through the challenge and risen above this milestone time. By implementing safety protocols recommended by the CDC, such as wearing masks, setting up hand sanitizing stations facility-wide, and proper sanitizing and disinfecting of equipment as well as building-wide sterilization, we have been able to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for sanitizing products like BenzaRid to help keep our community and customers safe.

As the CDC carefully assesses and studies the virus and how it affects the human body, they have laid out specific guidelines in the hopes that it will effectively curb the spread of this deadly illness. With our knowledge and understanding of how the virus works, the policies have changed to better assist everyone. It is vital to stay informed on the most up-to-date guidelines. The following is more detailed information about Covid-19 to help keep you and your family safe.

What is Covid-19?

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also known as SARS-COV-2, is a new strain of coronavirus. On 2/11/2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19. According to the World Health Organization, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

How Do I Know If I Have It?

Covid-19 has similar symptoms to a number of other illnesses. To ensure that you keep your friends and loved ones safe, please get tested if you have one or more of the following symptoms:

Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
Loss of taste or smell (this symptom Is especially important as it is one of the defining symptoms of Covid-19)


Other symptoms are signs of serious illness**. If someone has trouble breathing, chest pain or pressure, or difficulty staying awake, get medical care immediately.

How does COVID-19 spread?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person, particularly between people in close contact (6 feet or less). This is why following proper safety and cleanliness guidelines is essential: with the right steps, the disease is much less likely to spread.

How Can I Help Slow the Spread?

You can help do your part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in a few different ways.

Wear a mask to protect yourself and others and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from others who do not live with you and avoid crowds.

Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Stay home when you feel under the weather and quarantine to protect others.

What Happens If You Feel Under the Weather?

Not all heroes wear capes, but they all make sacrifices. If you are feeling sick, do not try to tough it out. Take care of yourself and others, and protect the ones you love and care about by following these guidelines.

Stay home except to get medical care. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and recover at home without medical care.

Isolate yourself from other members of your family to prevent the spread to them and the people that they may have contact with, like grandparents.

If you must leave isolation, wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart from others, wash your hands frequently, and clean all touched surfaces.

Get care immediately if you have emergency warning signs**, like trouble breathing, pain, or pressure in the chest.

Even if you don’t feel sick, you can spread COVID-19 to others. Be sure that you protect everyone as though they are the most fragile person in your family.

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention**

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face

*This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility. Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

If you would like more detailed information on the latest updates to the Coronavirus Disease, what you can do to help, or how to adequately protect others, please visit their website at

Here at BenzaRid, we have been very fortunate as a company and also as a healthy staff. We work hard every single day to battle this disease and protect friends, loved ones, and ourselves. It is with our sincerest hope and wishes that we should make it through this pandemic stronger as a community, a company, and as one nation.

Stay Safe.

Bill Carlson

CEO & Founder Naturasil Nature's Innovation, Inc

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