As 2020 began, no one could have imagined American citizens were embarking on a year that would involve self-quarantine and toilet paper shortages. There is no question that coronavirus has turned our lives upside-down. But even in the midst of an unprecedented crisis, it’s clearer than ever that we can get through disaster if we choose to face it together. Stay vigilant, educate yourself, and follow coronavirus tips recommended by trusted organizations.
Centers for Disease Control encourages social distancing in all communities. Even if you live in an area with a limited number of coronavirus cases, please opt to stay home as much as possible. As we’ve seen in places like New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles, coronavirus spreads rapidly. By avoiding crowds and working from home, you can help slow the rate of infection in your own city.
If you or someone you know shows signs of a coronavirus infection, call your healthcare provider before going to the emergency room. Many hospitals are currently overwhelmed, and most people who contract coronavirus can recover fully at home. However, certain emergency warning signs do require immediate medical attention. The CDC website has a list of symptoms to watch for, including difficulty breathing, new confusion, and bluish lips or face.
Even if you have not had any known exposure to coronavirus, live as though you have. It is surprisingly easy to become infected without realizing it. Symptoms sometimes do not appear for as many as 14 days. Wash hands thoroughly and often. Disinfect surfaces in your home. Throw out wipes and gloves used while cleaning, especially if someone in your household has been ill.
It is also a good idea to bring in a professional sanitization crew to service your property. If you own a retail store or other business, a deep clean from our experts can go a long way toward providing peace of mind for your customers. 911 Restoration has a vast network of franchises all across the country. All our teams are trained to follow CDC and EPA protocols and provide sanitization service for both residential and commercial properties. Like you, our local branches are deeply invested in slowing the spread of coronavirus in their community.
Social distancing practices may make it feel like each of us is in this alone. But we’re not. Take care of yourself, take care of your neighbors, and let us take care of you, too.