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UD staff happy to do their part at COVID-19 testing site

UD staff happy to do their part at COVID-19 testing site

David Jablonski March 27, 2020

The University of Dayton purchased a Clorox Total 360 system about a year ago. Mike Mulcahey, the head trainer for the Dayton Flyers men’s basketball team, wanted one to limit the risk of illness spreading among athletes.

UD Arena with a Premier Health mobile clinic in front of itThe machine is an electrostatic sprayer that allows the user to disinfect the front, back and sides of surfaces in little time at all, and it has been put to use every day in recent weeks in a way no one expected.

Nate Seymour, who oversees UD’s sports medicine department, uses the Clorox unit every morning to treat the areas inside UD Arena where workers from Premier Health gather before and after treating patients at the drive-up COVID-19 testing site in the arena parking lot.

“I get there at about 6:45 or 7 a.m., and the crew starts showing up around 8 or 8:30,” Seymour said. “I want to make sure I’ve disinfected the area and everything has had time to settle and dry, and then I just get out of their way so that’s one less thing they have to worry about.”

Seymour and UD Arena Director Scott DeBolt acknowledge they’re playing only a small role in the fight against coronavirus and the true heroes are the people from Premier Health doing the testing every day, not to mention the doctors and nurses across Ohio and the nation treating the sick. ...

Excerpt reposted with permission. To read the story in its entirety, please visit the Dayton Daily News.

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