Updated: Apr 30
Tackling the Coronavirus
The recent coronavirus outbreak has been nothing short of scary for the whole world. While there have been many epidemics in the 21st century such as SARS, H1N1, Ebola, MERS, and several others, none have been as widespread as COVID-19.
The Virus is airborne-which makes it much more contagious and dangerous for everyone. This is exactly why governments have decided to impose a lock-down throughout countries until a cure or vaccine is discovered. This is an attempt to keep everyone sage and help us literally "ride the storm out" with minimum casualties.
Here is where we all come in. With proper safety precautions, you and your family can stay safe throughout the coronavirus crisis. here are six practical ways to keep your family safe from coronavirus.
Wash Your Hands Frequently
Viruses have an oily coating around them that houses its strands of RNA- the main culprit. This makes soap a very good line of defense against the novel coronavirus as it dissolves all the fat and oils, effectively rendering the virus harmless.
Wash your hands with hot water and soap for at least twenty (20) seconds regularly.
Cover Your Cough!
Try covering your face with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and throw the tissue in the trash. You could also cough or sneeze into your elbow.
Avoid Touching Your Face
The virus enters the body viz the nose, eyes, or mouth, so avoid touching your face as much as possible. If your hands are dirty, avoid touching your face at all costs.
Keep a Safe Distance From Others (a/k/a Social Distancing)
By maintaining a two-arm or at least six (6) foot distance from others in public, you can reduce the risk of coronavirus significantly. Instead, stay in touch with loved ones viz the internet. Zoom is great too.
Stay Home, if at all Possible
Just because you aren't sick or have no symptoms doesn't mean you're safe. Stay home to avoid contact with others and to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Social distancing has been dubbed as the potential remedy for this disease for now. Unfortunately, even with the disease out there, household and residential emergencies can still occur. From mold removal to fire or water damage, anything can happen, especially as spring rains approach.
For that, Major Restoration is ready with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to eliminate the risk of spreading the coronavirus, while being ready to help remediate all of your restoration needs, be it water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, biohazard cleanup, or any other repair work.
So, if you are having any problems around the house, you know who to call.