What is Coronavirus and What Steps Can I Take to Prevent It?

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As the global outbreak of COVID-19 continues to spread, it’s unsurprising that many are unsure of the best action to take. Preventative measures being taken by government officials throughout the world don’t seem to be slowing down transmission and new cases are appearing every day. What started as a contained virus has now spread to over 100 countries and the total numbers of infected has surpassed 110,000 people. While over 60,000 have recovered, the transmission rate and fatality rate are higher than what doctors have seen in other, similar, viruses.

First of all, it’s important to understand what exactly a coronavirus is. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses, not just the current outbreak’s strain. The range of CoV infections are anything from the common cold, to more serious respiratory infections like SARs and the flu. The current strain, novel coronavirus (nCoV) originated in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Since then, there have been around 3,500 deaths and close to 70,000 recoveries of people infected. In comparison, an estimated 290,000-650,000 people around the world die each year in response to seasonal influenza viruses.

What You Can do to Limit Getting the Coronavirus

To reduce your chances of getting coronavirus, there are a few things you need to know about how to protect yourself today.

A vaccine is currently underway, but clinical trials need to be conducted before it can be distributed. Until then, there are some ways to help prevent the spread of coronavirus you can implement in your daily life.

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching mucus membranes, such as your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home if you are sick or are experiencing symptoms associated with the virus.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue and dispose of the tissue in the trash immediately.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

While the best way to prevent infection is to avoid exposure, it’s not always possible. In the mean time, we urge everyone to follow the above precautions, clean and disinfect areas of high-touch in your home and business, and seek medical assistance if you notice any signs or symptoms of infection.

Coronavirus symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Severe cases of the 2019-nCoV infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. Other symptoms to watch out for include:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Runny nose

  • Headache

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Fever

  • Fatigue

  • A general feeling of being unwell

In response to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus, Bee Line Support has established an agile plan to fundamentally address communication, education, training, disinfection, and management throughout all new developments. When something as serious as the coronavirus hits the scene, we waste no time in protecting our clients and employees through proactive, preventative measures. That’s why we go to great lengths to make sure our employees are highly educated around the problem immediately, as well as fully equipped and armed with the necessary infection prevention techniques to fight the illness as fast and efficiently as possible.

Updates & Communication

We’re dedicated to staying up to date with the latest news and information revolving around the COVID-19 Virus to ensure that we take proper disinfection and infection control procedures.

Education & Training

We have updated all of our employees on any changes to cleaning and disinfecting procedures to better target the COVID-19 Virus.

Supply Chain Management

Bee Line has inventoried our supplies so we’re able to help meet the current needs of our daily operation, preserve future operational changes, and keep supplies well stocked. If you need to order any supplies, please understand that due to high demand, shipping times may be longer than usual.

Employee Health

Our employees are encouraged to report any flu related or COVID-19 Virus symptoms immediately and to stay home if they feel sick.

Effective Solutions

We’re partnered with clients like ImageFIRST to guarantee complete sanitation of all equipment used amongst infected sites, including microfiber towels, PPE equipment, and other materials.

Bee Line is offering coronavirus preventative services for all of our clients, both new and old. Now is the time to band together and take preventative action and one of the best ways to do that is ensure your facility, employees, and visitors are kept safe and healthy. For environmental infection control, proper use of EPA-registered disinfectants that have microbiocidal (i.e., killing) activity against the pathogens most likely to contaminate the patient-care environment will be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

Misting Device

Our misting device is a surgical grade mister designed to kill germ spores for up to 7 months. Bee Line’s specially trained teams will use the misting device on your facility alongside our highest quality preventative products to kill pathogens and germs like the ones from the COVID-19 Virus.

Manual Disinfection

We also offer manual disinfection that utilizes the highest surgical-grade disinfectant cleaners on the market. We will come to your facility to disinfect and wipe down all surfaces so you’re left with a comprehensive clean. With the continued spread of coronavirus, more people are opting for professional cleaning companies than ever before to disinfect both homes and places of business. If you would like to schedule a coronavirus mitigation service, deep cleaning, misting service, or order supplies, do not hesitate to reach out to us. If you have any questions at all, call Bee Line Support today at 312-BEE-Line. If you are interested in ordering products through us, we urge you to order now as fulfillment times are building due to heightened demand.

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