Staying Informed About the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
The hot topic of the moment is the uncertainty regarding the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. Based on what is currently known, the transmission occurs via respiratory droplets. Transmission to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus have not been documented. Per the CDC, “Transmission of coronavirus in general occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through fomites. Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in community settings.”
Follow the recommendations of the CDC to stay informed, protect yourself from illness, and take every day recommended preventative measures such as limiting contact with people who are sick, avoiding touching your mouth, nose, and eyes, staying home when you are sick, and washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Cleaning and sanitizing the frequently touched surfaces of your home and business is good practice. Since it is not fully understood the transmissibility of COVID-19 through environmental surfaces and objects, extra precautions should be taken to maintain a clean and sanitized environment. Many establishments are informing consumers of their increased efforts and preventative measures. We here at SERVPRO of Benton, Jasper, Newton & Southern Lake Counties have the expertise to assist any business, school, hospital, agency or individual with deep cleaning efforts for peace-of-mind. Our trained technicians use OSHA-approved cleaning and sanitizing agents.
Be smart. Stay safe. Don’t panic. Use a commonsense approach to prevent the spread of illness. Stay home if you are sick. Wash your hands frequently. Stay informed.