COVID-19 Resources

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January 04, 2021

  • In today’s Recommendations for Industry, we discuss the new COVID-19 variants and what their spread means to the U.S. Read more.

  • The FDA has published a new toolkit to communicate hand sanitizer safety & use during COVID-19 in both English and Spanish.

  • The FDA also has a new COVID-19 Communication Toolkits webpage that provides links to all FDA toolkits on COVID-19 topics to help everyone communicate accurate and timely information to patients, the public, and health care professionals.

Recommendations for Industry

Increased Spread of COVID-19 Variants Increase Criticality of Protections

The new COVID-19 variants, which have become prevalent in both the U.K. and South Africa, have garnered a great deal of attention. These variants are also spreading globally. As noted in the CDC’s New COVID-19 Variants publication of January 3, “Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur over time.” COVID-19 is no exception.


With the emergence of new COVID-19 variants, TAG has received numerous questions about them, and their impacts on the U.S. Following are some answers on what we know at this point.

  • The variants have become increasingly prevalent in Britain and South Africa. Both countries are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 variant cases.

  • While the variants are different in the two countries, they both seem to spread more easily and more quickly than other variants we’ve previously encountered.

  • However, at this time, there is no evidence that the variants cause more severe illness or increased risk of death.

  • The U.K. variant has now been detected in other countries, including both the United States and Canada.

  • While there are no conclusive studies on the cause of the increased spread, some well-designed studies show a higher viral load in the nose and throat of those infected – which could cause more particles to be emitted through talking, coughing, and even breathing. This highlights the importance of wearing a face covering or mask to cover both nose and mouth.


Although we’ve repeated this numerous times before, this increased viral spread emphasizes the importance for businesses to continue all COVID-19 precautions. Precautions must include wearing masks, enforcing six-foot distancing, encouraging handwashing, and implementing enhanced sanitation. Employees should be encouraged to continue these practices both inside and outside of work hours.

In Case You Missed It...

  • To answer your questions about the vaccine, TAG has developed a new COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ webpage. We will continue to update the FAQs both in our COVID newsletter and on that webpage

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