The novel (new) coronavirus is spreading pretty rapidly throughout the entire world. This pandemic is causing many businesses and schools to cease operations, and has now been declared a National Emergency by President Trump, in a press conference that was held Friday March 13th, 2020. There is no known medicine to treat this new coronavirus, leaving the best methods of protection, being prevention and containment.
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is caused by this novel coronavirus. According to the CDC, some of the common symptoms to watch for are:
- Shortness of breath
These symptoms generally appear 2-14 days after contracting the coronavirus. It’s highly recommended if any of these symptoms arise, that you call your healthcare provider right away so they can direct you in taking the proper steps. It’s important to recognize these symptoms early and distance yourself from others, to avoid the risk of spreading the coronavirus any further. Older adults and people with preexisting medical conditions are at higher risk of developing the coronoavirus disease.
Prevention is the Best Protection
Since we are aware that currently there is no vaccine or cure for this new coronavirus disease, the best protection is to take necessary precautions to prevent contracting it in the first place. Here are some practices to help with the prevention of the coronavirus:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Cough and sneeze into a tissue or using the inside of your elbow
- Avoid touching your face
- Avoid close contact with people
- Clean and disinfect any surfaces that you may come in contact with
Steramist is an EPA registered product we use at Damage Control Inc., to assist in combating the coronovirus. It’s purpose is to disinfect areas that people may come in contact with, that would put them at risk of contracting the coronavirus. This high efficiency mist is easy to apply and proven to eliminate bacteria and viruses.
Here at Damage Control Inc., concern for the community’s safety is our top priority. If you would like to learn more about Damage Control Inc. and how we can assist you in the fight against this new coronavirus, please give us a call today at 877-341-9111. We look forward to partnering with you to help ensure your safety.