COMBATING THE VIRUS
This month’s safety article focuses on the Coronavirus pandemic. The federal and local governments, the WHO, Americans from all walks of life and we here at Speedy Concrete Cutting, are closely monitoring the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 and should be following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
This is a stressful time and we all want to know what we can do to protect ourselves and our families in these times of uncertainty. Unfortunately what we don’t know in this situation can hurt us and it is in everyone’s best interest to err on the side of caution when it comes to exposure. Luckily the best defenses against this virus are simple and inexpensive to employ and center on cleanliness and common sense practices.
Below are some everyday steps, as recommended by the CDC, that we at Speedy Concrete Cutting can take to lessen the chances of exposure. In addition to these steps, everyone should stay informed about what’s happening in your local community and always follow the directions of state and local authorities.
WHO IS AT HIGHER RISK?
According to the CDC, early information shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this virus.
This includes older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or a serious medical condition, it is extra important for you to take actions to avoid getting sick.
Stay home as much as you can and avoid crowds as much as possible. Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often.
Stock up on supplies.
Contact your healthcare provider to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications to have on hand in case there is an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community and you need to stay home for a prolonged period of time.
If you cannot get extra medications, consider using a mail-order option.
Be sure you have over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies (tissues, etc.) to treat fever and other symptoms. Most people will be able to recover from COVID-19 at home.
Have enough household items and groceries on hand so that you will be prepared to stay at home for a period of time.