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As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing commitment to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the agency has issued two guidance documents to communicate its policy for the temporary manufacture of certain alcohol-based hand sanitizer products. These guidance documents will be in effect for the duration of the public health emergency declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on January 31, 2020.

A big plan to get more hand sanitizer into stores is in serious jeopardy.

Panic shopping and hoarding of hand sanitizer during the pandemic has made it nearly impossible to find any in stores. Families are turning to YouTube tutorials to make their own.
The unusual circumstances of the pandemic surfaced a possible solution to easing the sanitizer shortage: ethanol.
With much of America abiding by stay-at-home orders, driving is no longer the country's favorite pastime. This has substantially freed up biofuel ethanol that is produced for car fuel. Spotting opportunity and market need, many ethanol producers had started to repurpose parts of their factories to transition from making ethanol for fuel to producing the alcohol used in hand sanitizers.

Read the full article on CNN

A very useful article at CBS News. Cleaning products like sanitizers and disinfectants have become a part of people's daily lives since the coronavirus pandemic hit, but with so many products on the shelves, you may be wondering what the difference is. According to Keri Lestage, Ph.D., the COO of Byoplanet, a chemical deliveries manufacturer, the main distinction is in "how well it actually kills germs off the surface." 

Read the full article and video here

A week ago Mask & Hand launched a cooperation with the 3 Village Dads Foundation trying to help the find a way to supply their Members with quality hand sanitizer. This has been a rather challenging process taking into account the current demand for hand sanitizing materials, however we feel it is our duty to help as many people as we possibly can to protect themselves against the Covid-19 threat.

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