There is a lot of information going around about the Coronavirus, and it is easy to feel worried or concerned about the virus. We get it –we live, work and play here too. The information surrounding COVID-19, it’s spread and how to address it are rapidly changing. At Mr. Restore, we want our community to feel safe and to practice the necessary precautions. This is a dynamic situation that shouldn’t be ignored, but we also need to act responsibly and not create hysteria where it’s not needed.
At the moment, there is no reason to panic about the Coronavirus. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to monitor the outbreak and keep us all safe and well-informed. The U.S. government is also working hard with public health partners to implement intense measures to contain and delay the transmission of the Coronavirus.
Mr Restore and COVID-19
In the unlikely chance that a pandemic of Coronavirus comes to our communities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Amarillo and surrounding areas, Mr. Restore is ready and prepared to help. We have the ability to assist with such outbreaks. We have the tools, materials and supplies needed to combat, clean and apply disinfectant to areas contaminated by the virus. Our equipment and trained professionals are well-suited for bio-hazardous events. We are prepared to offer our services to help mitigate and contain the Coronavirus in the unlikely case we may need to.
Some media and restoration companies will try to scare you by providing you with misinformation. We have even seen incidents where restoration companies take advantage of civilian’s fear and may try to scam you. Please be wary of companies that do not have your best interest in mind. Mr. Restore is available and able to help in these situations. There is a lot to navigate an discuss. We know the target is to remove this virus from areas, and we can clean and apply disinfectant to any area, but how would the areas be “clearance tested” what would be the protocol for ensuring it’s gone? How long would that last? What we want everyone to understand that issues like San Antonio’s North Star Mall closing could be a reality. However, in the case the mall was closed for 24hrs for a deep cleaning. What did they do in 24hrs, how much did they clean, did they test once clean? There is so much we don’t know? But what if the one confirmed case exposed other by direct contact? What if someone else unknowingly exposed visits the mall and recontaminates the mall? How do we know if it was ever really cleaned?
The CDC and DSHS are constantly researching the Coronavirus. Here is what we do know so far:
- The virus causes illness ranging from the common cold to severe respiratory diseases
- Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include, fever, cough, and shortness of breath
- The outbreak originated in China in December of 2019 and has now spread to 95 other countries
- Scientist are not 100% sure how the spread of COVID-19 occurs, but it appears to be mainly respiratory transmission
In order to stay healthy and safe, practice general health and safety measures. You can help prevent getting sick and spreading the virus by following our safety tips:
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Wash your hands often with soap and water (for at least 30 seconds each time)
- Avoid touching your face with hands that have not been washed. This includes your eyes, nose, and mouth
- If you are feeling unwell, stay home and contact your doctor
- The CDC does not recommend using a facemask to prevent getting COVID-19. The facemask should be reserved by people who already show signs of
- Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. Instead of using your hands, use the sleeve of your shirt
- Clean/disinfect surfaces of your home and work area that you regularly touch
When it comes to the Coronavirus, Mr. Restore wants you to feel safe and informed. Practice these safety tips and rest assured knowing Mr Restore is here to help our community in all instances of disasters, from a widespread pandemic to water and fire damage.