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Tips on Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus

Keeping you and your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is no doubt a top priority. Whether your family includes children or senior citizens, everyone is at risk of contracting the harmful virus if you do not take the proper safety precautions. By taking COVID-19 prevention seriously, you are not only protecting your own family, but you are also protecting others.

This article includes a list of tips on protecting yourself from coronavirus that our Columbus local movers have compiled. Some of these tips are recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), while others are things you may not have thought about.

Wash Hands Regularly

One of the most important tips on protecting yourself from coronavirus and other harmful infection is to wash your hands regularly. Both the CDC and WHO stress the importance of proper hand hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease. Using soap and water, thoroughly wash you hands for at least 20 seconds. Don’t forget to wash the top of your hands, fingers, and underneath your nails.

Stay At Home If Possible

While government stay-at-home orders are relaxing in many states and cities around the U.S., it is still a good thing to avoid going out into public spaces as much as possible. This is especially true if your family includes high-risk individuals like the elderly or those with underlying conditions. If you can, work from home as long as your employer allows. The world’s leading scientists have not yet found a vaccine or cure for COVID-19 so the risk of contracting the coronavirus is still high.

Maintain Social Distancing

Following social distancing rules will still be essential even as more public places start opening up. If you do end up leaving your home, be sure to stay at least 6 feet from other people as per CDC recommendations. Maintaining a distance of more than 6 feet from other people is preferable. Avoid crowds and do not gather in groups. Be sure to wear a face mask whenever you’re are out in public.

Clean and Disinfect Your Home

Keeping a clean and fresh home has never been more important than it is during this pandemic. Regularly disinfect high traffic areas in your home, specifically targeting points and surfaces that your family is touching often. Use disinfectant products registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for use against SARS-CoV-2 to sanitize household things like doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, faucets, countertops, tables, and sinks.

Wash Your Clothes Often

Do your laundry often, even more regularly than you did before. Washing your bed sheets, linens, stuffed animals, and clothing is an effective way to stave off harmful germs, bacteria, and even disease-causing viruses like the coronavirus. If you are working outside your home, only wear an article of clothing once before chucking it into the laundry basket. Separate your dirty clothes from your clean clothes as well. Once you are ready to put in a load, make sure to choose the highest heat setting and wash per manufacturer’s instructions.

As an essential service, our Connecticut residential movers are here to help move families during the coronavirus. We understand how stressful the situation is right now and how your priorities will be shifted toward taking the best possible care of your family members. Rest easy knowing that our Connecticut movers will not only provide an easy moving experience, but also do all it takes to ensure COVID-19 safety.

 

Here at All My Sons Moving & Storage, we thank our clients for trusting us with their relocation. Given the increased attention of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to assure all clients that their safety and our employees’ safety are a top priority. While we’re experts in moving, we want our clients to know that we’re actively implementing the health and safety guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure we take the proper precautions.

We’ve instructed our employees that experience symptoms, defined by the CDC, to not report to work and instead contact their doctors. We ask that if you or any of your family members have experienced COVID-19 symptoms, please let us know immediately so we can take the proper additional precautions.

As a company, we believe in serving our community and supporting each other, especially during difficult times. We believe in the power of us, all of us!

 

COVID-19 Resources

1. World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3. Connecticut; s Office State Website – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)