Tips for Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones in the Coronavirus Outbreak

Published by Janny on March 31st 2020

Taking care of yourself has never been more important than it is now. With more and more cases of coronavirus being reported everyday, it’s become abundantly clear that our individual health practices influence everyone around us. Even if you’re not worried about surviving coronavirus infection, you are always at risk of spreading the virus to those most vulnerable.

The CDC warns that those exposed to coronavirus may not experience symptoms for up to 14 days. This means you have the potential to inadvertently contaminate surfaces and spaces. The most dangerous thing you can do right now is assume you are unaffected simply because you feel fine. And the safest thing you can do is take precautionary measures to protect yourself and your community.

It is absolutely essential that everyone observe social distancing practices at this time. Keep surfaces and objects clean in both your living and work space. Keep up your immune system with healthy eating, exercise, and plenty of sleep. Know the symptoms of a coronavirus infection. If you experience dry cough, fever, or shortness of breath, contact your doctor for further instructions. 

Should you become infected, remember that this virus can be deadly for others even if it feels minor to you. Isolate yourself as much as possible, even within your own home. If possible, use a dedicated bathroom and disinfect the area after each use. Do not share personal items, food, or bedding with family members or roommates. And monitor your own symptoms closely. If you develop emergency symptoms such as new confusion, chest pain, or bluish lips or face, seek medical attention immediately.

Sanitization and deep cleaning are extremely important at this time, whether or not you know your property has been exposed to coronavirus. Many property owners—especially business owners—could benefit from the help of a professional sanitization crew. We at 911 Restoration are always here for you in any disaster, including this one. Our vast network of franchises serve communities all over the U.S. with expert sanitization. Every team is trained to follow CDC and EPA protocol. They are also dedicated to helping their neighbors discover peace of mind in a time of uncertainty. Let us give you the peace of mind you deserve.

Remember that when it comes to coronavirus, extreme self-care is anything but selfish. Protect yourself, and don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help.