MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio — Ohio's stay at home order and closing of non-essential businesses has kept a lot of people at home. But, our state's first responders are still heading to the front line to help battle the spread of the coronavirus.
An automotive company is now working to keep them safe while on the job.
Ziebart is offering a free antibacterial wipe down of all patrol and fleet cars.
"These people are out there, protecting us, keeping us safe and it's a small way we feel we can give back to our city," said Karl Zierow, Middleburg Heights Ziebart branch manger.
Zierow said the solution kills 99% of germs on contact.
The employees performing the cleaning focuses on areas most touched in the vehicles, like steering wheels, dashboards, door handles and gear shifters.
“It’s a layer of protection and confidence knowing that the vehicle has been cleaned and wiped down and disinfected," Zierow said. "We appreciate what they’re doing and it’s a little way we can say thanks and give back to our community.”
So far police departments in Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted and the Cleveland Metroparks have taken advantage of the free cleaning.
Ziebart has locations in Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted and Bedford.
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