There is currently a large family of viruses spreading throughout the world, which causes illness. Unfortunately, there are no vaccines to prevent it. The symptoms (that appear 2 to 14 days after exposure) are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Severe cases can cause kidney failure and pneumonia. The only way to prevent Coronavirus is to avoid exposure.
We have dozens of Global employees working in hospitals, county offices, government buildings, and prison environments. We want everyone to stay safe and healthy. Here are a few tips that could save your life:
-Wash your hands! Especially after using the restroom, before eating, after coming from outside. Lather your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. You can sing the happy birthday song twice or the ABC song once, to keep track. 20 seconds is the perfect amount of time that will get the bacteria off your hands.
-Sanitize surface areas that are frequently touched, such as keyboards, phones, doorknobs, and buttons. In our office, we have Purell and Clorox Sanitization wipes, ready to use in different areas. It kills 99.9% of bacteria.
-Stay home if you’re sick. You do not want to risk spreading your illness to your coworkers.
-Do not touch your mouth, eyes and nose. The virus cannot get through your skin. The only ways are through these openings on your body.
-Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue. Discard the tissue after use.
What if you suspect you have coronavirus?
–Quarantine yourself. Stay away from other people and animals in your home.
-Call the doctor and let them know you are coming to the hospital so they can prepare for you. This is needed for minimal contact with other people at the hospital.
-Wear a facemask!
-Clean everything you touch, especially if you share it with other people in your home. Also try to avoid sharing things with others.
-Home remedies will not prevent or cure the virus.
-The CDC says healthy people do not need to wear facemasks. US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says that wearing one while healthy might increase chances of being affected if not worn properly.
-Contracting the virus is not an automatic death sentence. The death rate is only 2%. Most of the people who died from the virus had weakened immune systems.