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Tork® Offers Hygiene Best Practices for Long Term Care Facilities

10/28/2020

As long term care facilities prepare for reopening and accepting visitors, Essity has developed the Tork Long Term Care (LTC) Reopening Guide to promote good hygiene practices

OCTOBER 26, 2020 (PHILADELPHIA) – Hygiene and health company, Essity, the global manufacturer of Tork professional hygiene products, has published the Tork LTC Reopening Guide. This document outlines safety measures and hygiene protocols that long term care facilities should consider when reopening their space to visitors. The guide provides a roadmap for how facilities can effectively educate visitors on best hygiene practices, as well as how to properly exercise social distancing to uphold the safety and well-being of residents, visitors, and staff.

The Tork LTC Reopening Guide includes a comprehensive checklist for assisted living facilities to establish increased hand hygiene standards and new surface cleaning protocols. It also provides recommendations for product solutions and how to best consider the placement of hygiene stations throughout your facility.

“Long term care and assisted living facility staff have been under tremendous pressure throughout the pandemic. It’s placed enormous strain on residents, who in many cases, have experienced prolonged isolation,” said Deborah Chung, Healthcare Segment Manager, Professional Hygiene for Essity. “While it’s important that residents have the opportunity to interact with their loved ones, it’s equally critical that we all do our part to keep these high-risk environments safe from infection. As a global hygiene leader, we have outlined measures that offer simple steps that residents, staff and visitors should take to continue to keep these communities safe.”

To download the Tork LTC Reopening Guide, click here.

About Tork

The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers worldwide ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Our products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, napkins, wipers, but also software solutions for data-driven cleaning. Through expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader that supports customers to think ahead so they're always ready for business. Tork is a global brand of Essity, and a committed partner to customers in over 110 countries. To keep up with the latest Tork news and innovations, please visit www.tork.ca/en.

About Essity

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company. We are dedicated to improving well-being through our products and services. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other strong brands, such as JOBST, Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 46,000 employees. Net sales in 2019 amounted to approximately $13.5 billion. The company’s headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and Essity is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity breaks barriers to well-being and contributes to a healthy, sustainable and circular society. More information at www.essity.com.


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