Somerton To Spray Main Street, Parks, Pathways To Eliminate COVID-19
The City of Somerton will spray disinfectant in high use areas of town beginning Monday. The goal is to eliminate the presence of COVID-19 and protect city residents.
Somerton’s cleaning effort is called “Operation Safe City.”
Workers will use a 550-gallon sprayer to clean sections of Main Street, city pathways and park areas. The sprayer will distribute a sanitizer called Nisus DSV. City officials say the Environmental Protection Agency recommends it as effective against coronavirus.
“This is not a substitute for all the controls we’ve been putting in place, stay at home, following the governor’s (Executive) Order, the hand washing," Ian McGaughey, Somerton’s city manager, told KAWC. "This is just something a little extra that... if it prevents one potential case of the virus, well then, it’s worth it.”
The disinfectant won't be sprayed in residential areas. McGaughey says it could kill the virus for up to three weeks.