WATCH: Port Canaveral Implements High-Grade Commercial Sanitizing of Cruise Terminals
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral has taken steps recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to mitigate and prevent the spread of viruses and illness by implementing high-grade commercial sanitizing of its cruise terminals using a disinfecting product with an antimicrobial agent highly effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19.
“We are doing everything we can to ensure that our guests and community remain safe and healthy.”
Manufactured by South Carolina-based mPact Environmental Solutions, the product called mPale has been shown in lab tests to be 99.99 percent effective against the new coronavirus.
Once it is applied and bonds to a surface, the colorless, odorless agent retains its effectiveness for a minimum of 30 days. It can be applied to wood, steel, sheet-rock, carpets, upholstery, and painted surfaces as well as plastic, leather, and fiber.
The product will be used to disinfect all surfaces at the Port’s cruise terminals. High-touch areas will be treated after every cruise, and each terminal will be treated every 30 days.
The Port already was emphasizing safe hygiene practices such as social distancing, frequent handwashing, and installing multiple hand sanitizing stations in all Port buildings, cruise terminals and public areas.
Crews stepped up the scale and frequency of environmental cleaning and disinfecting of all common and public areas in Port buildings and cruise terminals, focusing on high-touch areas such as stair railings, door handles, countertops and elevator buttons with an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant product.
Used at the Port Tampa Bay and Tampa International Airport, mPale has unique microscopic spikes that puncture cell walls of bacteria and mold.
It is effective against virtually all viral, bacterial and fungal infestations, including coronavirus. It can be used in tandem with mPact’s cleaner, sanitizer, and deodorizer, mPerial.
Space Coast Daily
Originally Published March 14th, 2020
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