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2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are taking every precaution to ensure that the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is mitigated.

This PDF document provides an update on practical steps to help mitigate the spread of pathogens within our buildings and communities: 2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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The King’s will provide periodic updates on Cleaning for Health at schools and colleges in Texas.

Podcast: Intelligently Cleaning for Health

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Listen to the “Intelligently Cleaning for Health Podcast” featuring Greg Lookabaugh of The King’s, recorded live at TASBO last week.

Josh Peach of Dude Solutions interviewed Greg at the 74th Meeting of TASBO at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The podcast covered a wide range of topics including The King’s Operation System (TKOS) for Intelligent Cleaning for Health.

Play Podcast Cleaning for Health

74th Annual Meeting of TASBO | The King’s Intelligent Cleaning for Health


Join The King’s at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) in Houston, March 2 to 6, 2020. This year’s meeting will be at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston.

Meet us in Exhibitor Booth #836.

The King’s will be offering new insights into Cleaning for Health at schools and colleges in Texas. We will feature best practices for all seasons, and in particular, we will share advice from the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) on Coronavirus: Prevention and Control for the Cleaning Industry. Read advisory

Trey Domann Joined The King’s As Vice President


HOUSTON — The King’s announced that Trey Domann has joined the company as Vice President to provide leadership in the areas of business process, business development and strategic growth.

Trey brings more than 15 years of experience in business development, entrepreneurial strategy, sales, construction, project management, operations, marketing and human resource management to clients of The King’s. Prior to joining The King’s executive team in 2015, he spent the last twelve years partnering, developing and operating healthcare ventures.

Trey graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999 and is a member of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), IFMA, TASBO and TAHFM. Trey loves time with his family, fitness, sports, hunting, fishing and music. He is a certified ropes course facilitator, team building instructor, Houston Area Young Life volunteer, and he serves on the board of directors for The Gathering of Men and the Greater Houston Prayer Breakfast.

Direct and Indirect Costs of Chronic Disease

Paul Cagle
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Businesses are a major provider of health insurance in the U.S., yet rising health care costs are making it increasingly difficult for employers to afford coverage. Employee health benefits are the fastest growing cost component for many employers and represent an increasingly large percentage of total work force costs.

The prevalence of chronic disease within the U.S. work force is a key source of these challenges. Not only does a sicker U.S. workforce have higher health care costs, but it is also less productive. Chronic disease leads to absenteeism and presenteeism – decreased productivity at work. These problems now cost U.S. businesses $1 trillion per year.

Direct and indirect costs of chronic disease

$1 Trillion Cost Chronic Disease


Extensive work absence is associated with respiratory diseases:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
3 weeks absent per year

2.5 weeks absent per year

1.2 weeks absent per year


According to the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, presenteeism is responsible for the largest share of lost economic output associated with chronic health problems. 21 percent of workers report that they have gone to work sick or burdened by a non-work issue six or more days in the last six months.

Family caregivers are a critical support structure for patients with a chronic illness. Family caregivers provide 80 percent of all long-term care services for chronically ill patients. In any given year, more than 50 million Americans find themselves in a caregiving role.

Employers pick up a large share of this cost when workers come to work sick, and when other workers are burdened by caring for a family member with chronic conditions.

The King’s cleaning for health reduces indoor air pollutants that contribute to respiratory chronic disease

In September 2009, the King’s completed a 90-day pilot project for a Houston-area medical clinic where a 31% reduction was documented in air particles down to 0.3 microns, including dust, dust mites, dust mite feces, dead skin cells, the H1N1 virus, fungal and mold spores, and harmful bacteria.

Armed with scientific data, The King’s employed a combination of work flow innovation and janitorial staff training to revolutionize the cleaning process in this medical clinic.

Read this Success Story.


¹Financial Forecast Center; CCH Unscheduled Absence Survey, 2007 (http://hr.cch.com)

²2009 Almanac of Chronic Disease, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/sites/default/files/docs/2009AlmanacofChronicDisease_updated81009.pdf)