With the panic of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) going on right now, PCT wanted to provide some background information and prevention tips for those in need. All of the information provided in this post was taken from the CDC website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html).
Symptoms (What to look for):
- Shortness of breath
These symptoms could appear anywhere between 2-14 days AFTER exposure.
However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, you should immediately go to the emergency room:
- Difficulty breathing
- Constant pain/pressure in your chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- A bluish color to the lips or face.
If you have any other concerning symptoms, you should call a nurse or a doctor immediately.
Who is at higher risk for COVID-19?
- Older adults
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions like: heart disease, diabetes or lung disease.
What to do if you are sick:
The first thing you should do if you believe or know you have COVID-19, is to avoid going ANYWHERE but your home or a medical facility. You should avoid any public areas (work, school, stores, etc), do not use any public transportation and avoid being around other people and pets. If you are able to, stay in a separate room by yourself (unless you need to use the restroom, in which others in the home should avoid).
If you have someone else living with you, you should have them take care of the children, pets and any grocery/store shopping.
If you decide to leave your home to go to the doctors, make sure to call the doctor’s office to let them know that you have or believe you might have COVID-19. This way staff can take measures to avoid other people from getting exposed.
Other Coronavirus Prevention tips:
- Use a facemask whenever you are around people or pets.
- If you are caring for a person who is sick, you should also wear a facemask.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze. Make sure you dispose of or wash whatever you coughed or sneezed into.
- WASH YOUR HANDS. You need to wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, utensils, towels or bedding if you are infected or if anyone else who has been infected has used it.
- Clean surfaces that are touched everyday. This includes counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, etc.
- Use household cleaning spray or wipes and make sure to follow the directions. You should also make sure to wear gloves and have good ventilation during use of the cleaning products.
- If you seem to be getting worse, seek medical attention ASAP. Make sure to call ahead of time to let them know you are coming in.
- Ask your provider to contact the health department to alert them of your condition.
- Get approval from your healthcare provider before you discontinue home isolation.
- Make sure to have supplies on hand (medications, toiletries, food, water, etc), in case you are quarantined.
For any more information, visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
If you currently live in Utah and are needing COVID-19 disinfection services, contact our sister company, AJET Services (801-330-0398 or email@example.com).
Visit our pressure washing, janitorial, detailing and how to blog posts by visiting our “Tips & Tutorials” page.