COVID-19 continues to cause mayhem in the life of every American. From avoiding crowds to working from home, staying in has become the most socially responsible thing to do. However, not all activities we’ve grown to love leave room for social distancing, especially when it comes to sports and entertainment. America needs sports now more than ever. With fall just around the corner, there’s one thing we know for sure:
America needs football.
From politicians and reporters to friends and community members, everyone has an opinion on the best way to address this pandemic. Unfortunately, no one can seem to agree on much of anything regarding COVID-19, but the fact remains that we need a solution as soon as possible.
Luckily, the expert behind Drone Visions and Top Drone School has the answer that could save this football season, and every sport going forward. Thanks to the technological advancements of sUAVs and the expertise of the professionals at Drone Visions, a new sanitization method specifically focused on eliminating site contamination and reducing the spread of COVID-19 at sporting events is in the works.
The method involves an intricate combination of sUAVS and EPA approved products used to eradicate the COVID-19 virus on surfaces in public areas. Although employing drones to distribute a quick and effective solution for a widespread problem may seem like a new concept, the agriculture industry has globally adopted the use of drones to prevent the spread of plant diseases by spraying pesticides, as well as to conduct other essential farming tasks. Along the same general idea, drones would be utilized to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in stadiums, arenas, coliseums, and multiple other venues by spraying EPA-approved disinfectants and sanitizers. This process not only benefits the NCAA College Football and NFL seasons, it stands to benefit the NHL, NBA, NCAA Basketball, and every other large event already on the schedule. From playgrounds to MLB parks, the possibilities are endless.
Over 400 products meet the EPA’s criteria for use against this pandemic-causing virus, ranging from the household staple hydrogen peroxide to some of the strongest on the market. Some on this list are said to kill almost 150 micro-organisms and are approved as Hospital Disinfectants with Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Activity in 10 minutes. However, the products used will be determined by the EPA, the institutions/venues, and each individual state, according to various circumstances and different environments. By using sUAVs and expert drone pilots to administer disinfectants, we can increase the overall safety of the spectators at sporting events, as well as other crowd settings.
There are many unknown factors to consider when conquering COVID-19, such as how long the virus can survive outside the body and on different surfaces. It’s imperative to act now and help get this deadly disease under control. Combining this disinfecting process with other preventative measures, such as checking your temperature and wearing a mask, will help slow the spread of COVID-19. Reducing the rate of infection and the number of patients is the key to ending this pandemic. By implementing the use of drones to disinfect and sanitize areas that host large public gatherings, we can meet our goal much faster and even get the chance to enjoy a football game in 2020.