New Study Shows COVID-19 Can Spread on Shoes, Floors

Sep 07, 2021
Study Proves Coronavirus Spreads on Floors and Shoes



A new study shows that coronavirus spreads on floors and shoes.

The study was done at a hospital in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

There, researchers tested the floors and shoes worn by medical staff. They found that half of shoes worn by ICU staff were contaminated with coronavirus. The study concluded COVID-19 was being spread by the soles of shoes because the pharmacy floor was 100% infected, even though no coronavirus patients were ever in there.

​Specifically, the authors of the study said:

"The rate of positivity was relatively high for floor swab samples (ICU 7/10, 70%; GW 2/13, 15.4%), perhaps because of gravity and air flow causing most virus droplets to float to the ground.

In addition, as medical staff walk around the ward, the virus can be tracked all over the floor, as indicated by the 100% rate of positivity from the floor in the pharmacy, where there were no patients.

​Furthermore, half of the samples from the soles of the ICU medical staff shoes tested positive. Therefore, the soles of medical staff shoes might function as carriers. The 3 weak positive results from the floor of dressing room 4 might also arise from these carriers. We highly recommend that persons disinfect shoe soles before walking out of wards containing COVID-19 patients.​"
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Simix Destroys Viruses on Floors
Traditional liquid cleaners leave a sticky residue that becomes a feeding ground for bacteria and germs. Backpacks, purses, and other items that hit the floor pick up viruses and spread them around.

Simix can break this chain of infection, and keep staff, customers, patients, and students safe.​​
Simix-Coated and Cleaned Floors Stop Viruses From Spreading
Using Simix on your floors will give you three lines of defense against the spread of dangerous coronaviruses.

First, when you use Simix, you do not need to burnish. Thus, you stop spreading dangerous viruses into the air.

Second, Simix Coatings and Simix Degreaser leave a permanent, safe, high pH on floors. Viruses and germs cannot live in a high pH environment.

​Third, Simix Coatings and Simix Degreaser contain titanium dioxide, which reacts to indoor light and emits molecules of hydrogen peroxide, which constantly sanitize your floor.
Keep Patients, Staff and Visitors Safe with Simix
Simix Destroys Viruses on Floors

Traditional liquid cleaners leave a sticky residue that becomes a feeding ground for bacteria and germs. Backpacks, purses, and other items that hit the floor pick up viruses and spread them around.

Simix can break this chain of infection, and keep staff, customers, patients, and students safe.​​

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Simix-Coated and Cleaned Floors Stop Viruses From Spreading


Using Simix on your floors will give you three lines of defense against the spread of dangerous coronaviruses.

First, when you use Simix, you do not need to burnish. Thus, you stop spreading dangerous viruses into the air.

Second, Simix Coatings and Simix Degreaser leave a permanent, safe, high pH on floors. Viruses and germs cannot live in a high pH environment.

​Third, Simix Coatings and Simix Degreaser contain titanium dioxide, which reacts to indoor light and emits molecules of hydrogen peroxide, which constantly sanitize your floor.