Understanding the Risk of Coronavirus in Your Community

Published by Janny on March 31st 2020

Now is not the time to panic about coronavirus. But it is time to take this fast-spreading pandemic seriously. We are still learning about this virus, but we already know the risk is high for individuals who are elderly or have medical conditions such as diabetes and asthma. Each of us has the power to influence the health of those around us, for better or worse. The best course of action is to stay calm but remain vigilant.

Above all, make sure you receive all your information regarding coronavirus from a reliable source. There is a lot of misinformation out there that can create unnecessary stress or cause you to underestimate the severity of this pandemic. Depend on trusted organizations such as Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization for regular updates.

Be familiar with the signs of infection. Common symptoms include dry cough, fever, and shortness of breath. At the same time, be aware that you may not exhibit symptoms for as many as 14 days after exposure to coronavirus. Do not make the mistake of assuming you are not infected simply because you don’t show any signs. In fact, some individuals do not experience symptoms at all. But they can still spread coronavirus to those around them. Observe social distancing. If you are able to work at home, please do so. Do not gather in groups, and abide by social distancing standards set by your local officials. Policies change everyday, so keep an eye on the news.

Maintain a clean environment at work and at home. Coronavirus can live on a surface for as many as 3 days, according to new research. Sanitize and disinfect your home or business daily. Consider hiring a professional sanitization crew. 911 Restoration has a robust network of local franchises throughout the United States. Our disinfection solution teams are all trained to follow CDC and EPA protocols for residential and commercial properties. Your regional branch is locally owned and operated, so you can be certain the technicians who serve your property are as invested as you are in restoring peace of mind to your community. 

As the future remains fuzzy, be reassured by the knowledge that you are not going through this alone. We are united as a nation. And the team at 911 Restoration is always here to support you in the worst of times.