Protecting Yourself and Your Community in the Coronavirus Pandemic
If you’re not sure how to protect yourself and your family against the spread of coronavirus, we can provide some clarity. While the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization provide new guidelines as the situation evolves, there are some standard best practices you can put into place now.
Social distancing is absolutely crucial. Many people carry coronavirus without ever exhibiting symptoms. Others may take as many as two weeks to show signs of infection. However, such individuals are just as contagious as symptomatic patients. This means everyone must act as though they are at risk of spreading coronavirus through their community.
Stay home whenever possible. When you do go out into the community, wear a cloth face mask as recommended by the CDC. Wash your hands immediately upon returning home and disinfect your property frequently. If anyone in your household is at higher risk for severe or fatal infection, provide them with a protected space. Always wear a mask and gloves when entering their room or assisting them.
Vulnerable individuals include those who are over the age of 60 or have pre-existing medical conditions. However, please note that even those who are young and healthy have experienced complications and even death. Do not assume you are safe from severe infection, and remember that your actions affect the larger community.
Keep an eye out for common signs of coronavirus, including cough, shortness of breath, and fever. If you experience such symptoms, call your doctor for guidance. Seek immediate medical attention if you display any emergency warning signs such as:
- Difficulty breathing
- Bluish lips or face
- New confusion
- Persistent chest pain
In addition to personal hygiene, pay close attention to property disinfection. Deep clean your home or business often to minimize the spread of coronavirus within your living or work space. Bear in mind that the virus remains viable for hours and even days on certain surfaces.
It may be in your best interest to enlist the help of a professional disinfection crew. Both home and business owners in Providence and the surrounding areas can turn to 911 Restoration. Our local branch is here to serve you with thorough, compassionate sanitization. Every technician on staff has been extensively trained in CDC and EPA protocols. Their goal is to provide comprehensive deep cleaning and peace of mind.
These are uncertain times to say the least. But we will get through it together, and you can always count on your neighbors at 911 Restoration of Providence. Call today for sanitization and assistance.