As our company responds to COVID-19, the health and safety of everyone and our customers remain our top priority. The work we do is critical to many people and companies in our community, and we’re committed to being there when our customers and colleagues need us most. We are wearing the proper PPE when we visit businesses and home offices. We have disposable masks and shoe coverings. We have obtained sanitizer and one use towels to clean the surface of any computer before and after. We are taking our work seriously as always and caring for your health and ours. We will be successful!
Dr. Deitchman: Because COVID-19 is a new disease, we’re still learning how it spreads. Right now, we think the virus that causes COVID-19 mainly spreads from person to person. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, they produce tiny droplets containing the virus. These droplets can spread through the air and infect people who are within about 6 feet distance.
Those nearby people can possibly inhale droplets into their lungs, or the droplets can land in their mouths or noses. It’s also possible that people can pick up the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is why we tell people to wash their hands frequently and avoid touching their face.
Dr. Deitchman: For information about what’s going on in your community and any local guidance, look to your state and local health departments. For business-specific guidance, updates on the spread of COVID-19, and to keep up with what we are learning about the new coronavirus and COVID-19, there’s a wealth of information on the web sites of both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. CDC has more information on the situation in the United States, while WHO has a more international focus.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has guidance, too, and they explain how protecting workers against COVID-19 relates to certain OSHA requirements.