Warning Signs for Coronavirus
The coronavirus outbreak is spreading fast. While there is no need to panic, it is essential that every member of our Seattle community recognizes the severity of the situation. According to WHO, the worst cases of coronavirus can cause severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death. We owe it to ourselves and the most vulnerable among us to be vigilant against the spread of coronavirus. You can do this by following key coronavirus tips outlined by trusted health organizations like the CDC.
Social distancing is of utmost importance at this time. Avoid large social gatherings and air travel. If you are able, work from home and consider conducting important meetings through online video conferencing. Observe good hygiene practices. This includes frequent and thorough handwashing, disinfecting door knobs and handrails, and covering sneezes and coughs. Refrain from shaking hands, hugging, sharing food, or engaging in other forms of direct person-to-person contact.
Know the symptoms of coronavirus. These include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you exhibit these signs, call your doctor.
According to the Center for Disease Control, the following are considered emergency warning signs and require immediate medical attention:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Bluish lips or face
If your doctor determines you to have coronavirus and instructs you to stay at home, take measures to isolate yourself. Stay in a room apart from family members, and use a separate bathroom when at all possible.
You may also decide to have your property professionally disinfected to help protect yourself and those around you. If you do so, choose a sanitization company that is trained to follow current CDC and EPA protocols. 911 Restoration fulfills this requirement and is an excellent resource for both residential and commercial properties in Seattle. Our sanitization technicians are here to provide a high standard of service and peace of mind for our neighbors.
We know anxiety is high right now. But be assured that we’re all in this together. Stay safe and stay informed.