In this pandemic season, we should all be focused on preventing illness. So, I’m thrilled to share with you some illness prevention help thanks to a sponsored partnership with Lysol! As a former high school biology teacher married to a Professor of Immunology and Virology, it’s no secret that we’ve been educating and advocating for safety and prevention during this pandemic. We first shared about the Coronavirus back in early March in a post that went viral and I’ve been sharing since then on my social media channels. We are doing everything we can in our power to prevent illness in our home and in our community at large – both of COVD-19 and the flu. And now, there is a new tool in our “prevention box” with the new Lysol Germ-Cast™ app!
What is the Lysol Germ-Cast™ app?
Lysol Germ-Cast™ is a free app (and web plug-in) that provides daily data on flu and COVID-19 incidence levels at the county-level, as well as a three-week flu forecast. That means you can have a wealth of information at your fingertips – whether on your phone or your computer. You can visit Lysol.com here to access Germ-Cast™ in a web plug-in format or is available for download in Google Play or the Apple App Store.
When you access Germ-Cast™, you can search for the illness data by zipcode. Sadly, my area is in the “severe” category. And if you have family & friends in other parts of the country that you are wanting to monitor, you can do that too! Many of our friends and family live in Nebraska – the situation there is also “severe”. 🙁 We don’t like seeing these numbers, but we believe so strongly in the importance of being informed. So, this app is a really easy way to check in on some of the basic data to see where things are.
Additional Illness Prevention Help
In addition to the incidence levels on the app, there is also illness-prevention information like daily tips, tricks and guidance, as well as access to Lysol product information. Lysol wipes and spray have been treasured items in our house during this time! So, this is a good “go-to” for information! Getting guidance, tips, and expert knowledge is so important during this time as the entire country grapples with the pandemic and its focus on illness prevention.
Knowledge is Power
As a former teacher, I firmly believe that knowledge is power. The better educated we are about these illnesses, the better we can be at virus prevention.
“The unprecedented times we’re living in are about to become even more so, as we prepare for the unique challenge of a flu season coinciding with the continued COVID-19 pandemic,” said E. Yuri Hermida, EVP North America Hygiene for RB. “At RB we know that the best weapon against germs is knowledge, and with the launch of Lysol Germ-Cast™ we hope to put the power of information into the hands of consumers to help them make informed decisions and prevent the spread of illnesses like the COVID-19 virus and the flu.”
So, Lysol Germ-Cast™ is there as another resource to help give people the knowledge they need to prevent illness. The entire goal is to help consumers protect themselves and their loved ones from the spread of illness by giving them the tools to stay informed and vigilant.
Please stay safe and help prevent illness in your home and community. To help you do that, be sure to download the free Lysol Germ-Cast™ app.