The first case of the novel COVID-19 virus can be traced back to mid-November 2019, but the first official case of this virus was reported on December 31st in China. Since then, the whole world has come to a grinding halt, there are currently over 2.5 million people infected, and the current number of deaths is at around 178000 worldwide. Unfortunately, since this is a global pandemic, those numbers are increasing daily, and this trend is likely to continue for some time.
Many people have not taken this outbreak seriously, which only contributes to the total number of infected as well as deceased people. At this point, you ought to seriously think about coronavirus prevention, and take as many measures as you possibly can to protect yourself, your family, and people around you.
At Spaulding Decon, we have a team of highly-trained professionals who have spent years dealing with biohazard remediation and know exactly what is required to minimize risks or, in some cases, completely eliminate them. Our experience and expertise allow us to offer COVID-19 cleanup services to help prevent the spreading of the virus, as well as clean and disinfect surfaces, rooms, and materials that may have been exposed.
What Is Coronavirus?
While both the media and the internet are incredibly powerful sources of information, they are also powerful sources of misinformation. We have heard stories about it being less (or equally) dangerous than the common flu, that it stays in your body forever, and as of lately – that it is spreading via 5G towers. None of this is remotely true, and while these theories may seem absurd to most people, they are actually quite dangerous for gullible people who might put themselves at risk by believing in these conspiracies.
What we can say with definite certainty is that COVID-19 is a disease caused by the newly discovered coronavirus. It appears to attack one’s respiratory system, sometimes causing serious trouble for people with underlying medical problems like diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. In particular, immunocompromised individuals are a high-risk group since their immune system cannot fight against the virus on its own.
How to Prepare for COVID-19?
The best way to prepare for COVID-19 is to continue practicing habits that prevent you from catching any other virus. While COVID-19 sounds intimidating, it’s relatively similar (if not the same) to most other viruses, in terms of transmission and protection.
To help prevent the spread of this disease, you should do the following:
● Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and frequently
● Don’t touch your face, nose, eyes, or mouth with dirty hands
● Avoid contact with sick people
● Don’t go out if you’re sick, and DON’T go to work
● Disinfect and clean surfaces frequently
It all comes down to being diligent, careful, and understanding how viruses work.
How Is Coronavirus Spread?
Since COVID-19 is still somewhat of a novelty, researchers are coming up with new information each day. As of now, we know that the coronavirus is spread from person to person, most often via respiratory droplets produced by an infected person. Furthermore, one can get infected by coming into contact with contaminated surfaces. While there is no solid answer to how long does coronavirus last on various surfaces, some studies suggest that it can stay on surfaces for a few hours up to several days. This is yet another reason why COVID-19 cleanup is crucial.
How We Deal With COVID-19 Cleanup and Disinfection
Since outbreaks of contagious diseases are extremely serious, we take all the necessary precautionary measures to protect ourselves and do our job as thoroughly as possible. Our team adheres to all established regulations, OSHA protocols, and CDC-approved practices.
We use approved industrial-strength disinfectants, appropriate protective equipment (PPE), and most importantly – we use our decades-long knowledge of biohazard remediation and disposal of contaminated materials. With us, you can rest assured that your home or office will be thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, and free of any contaminants.
We follow every published protocol by the CDC, ensuring the elimination of the coronavirus. We also vouch for the reliability of our cleaning protocols. When you call in a company that knows how to properly clean out all traces of coronavirus, you won’t have to worry about contagious after effects.
What Are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
The vast majority of confirmed cases of COVID-19 included symptoms like fever, shortness of breath, and cough. The severity of these symptoms ranges from mild to extremely dangerous, depending on the patient’s age, medical condition, and the state of their immune system.
The most common signs of infection include the following:
● Nasal congestion
● Sore throat
● Runny nose
If you start experiencing mild symptoms but are otherwise in good health, you should self-isolate. In case you develop a fever or have difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. However, call the hospital or your personal physician before you visit so that they can adequately prepare for your arrival.
Pets and COVID-19
There is a lot of speculation both in the media and on the internet whether cats are affected by the virus and whether they can spread it on humans.
There is currently no evidence that cats can transmit the virus to humans, so pet owners should not be too worried about it. With that being said, some scientists speculate that the virus could potentially survive on your cat’s fur and jeopardize your safety. While there is no substantial evidence to support that claim, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. So, as a precaution, keep your hygiene as well as the hygiene of your pet at a high level, at least during the COVID-19 crisis.
The fact that the Feline Coronavirus (FCov) exists caused a lot of confusion, but it’s important to point out that FCov is in no way associated with COVID-19. So, in general, there is little reason to worry about how long feline coronavirus survives on surfaces since it’s an entirely different disease.
Popular Misconceptions About COVID-19
● It Only Affects the Elderly
This is a myth and a rather dangerous one since it can encourage young people to ignore the necessary preventative measures. While it is true that older people are more vulnerable, that doesn’t mean younger people aren’t susceptible to catching the virus.
● Surgical Masks Will Suffice
Although surgical masks do offer protection to some degree, it’s far from adequate. On top of that, the sudden spike in demand for surgical masks caused a shortage leaving healthcare workers exposed and in dire need for new masks. N95 masks are somewhat effective (definitely more than surgical masks), so use this type if you find it on the market.
● Strong Antibiotics Will Kill the Virus
Antibiotics are used for treating infections, and they do not work against viruses.
No one should have to live in fear of the coronavirus in their own property. It is our mission to make you feel safe at home, and at work as well. We have trained, highly-experienced professionals who will do their best to eradicate all traces of the coronavirus. So, if you’re looking for a reputable company with years of experience in the field, call us, and we will gladly clean your space of various contaminants!