COVID-19: How to Protect Yourself and Others

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Coronavirus or COVID-19 as it is often called offers a higher risk for adults who are older along with those who possess underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung disease, and more. The complications of COVID-19, especially for those at risk means it is important to understand how the virus spreads, what you should do, and if you need professional assistance to disinfect your property. 

How COVID-19 Spreads?

Generally speaking, COVID spreads through close contact with other individuals. When someone sneezes, coughs, or even talks, droplets may leave their mouth and touch your skin or clothing. The droplets contain the virus which is highly contagious. When it enters the nose, eyes, or mouth, the virus can grow quickly inside your system. 

What makes COVID-19 different from many previous viruses is that it can be spread by those who show no symptoms. This means that you may have COVID and because you have no symptoms may be inadvertently spreading it to friends, family, and co-workers. This is why it is so important to put the proper protections in place. Even if you have no symptoms, the following methods can help protect you and others from the spread of COVID-19. 

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19? 

With no vaccine currently available, you can protect yourself from COVID-19 by employing the following methods. 

  • Wear a mask when in public
  • Wash hands before each meal
  • Keep a safe distance from everyone when possible 
  • Clean and disinfect your home frequently 

In addition, you may want to wear gloves under certain conditions. Plus, if you are feeling sick, stay at home if at all possible. 

Remember that the majority of people who catch COVID-19 may not show any symptoms at all. While most young, healthy people will have few, if any symptoms, those who are vulnerable may suffer considerably harsher effects. This is why protecting yourself is so important. If not for your health, for those who are vulnerable to the virus. 

If you know of someone who has COVID-19 and has been on your property, you may need professional assistance to eradicate the virus. This is where the professionals at Brinkley Environmental are here to help. 

Why Contact Brinkley Environmental? 

If you know or suspect that COVID-19 might be in your home, office, or facility, Brinkley Environmental can help. Brinkley Environmental specializes in disinfecting properties of viruses, germs, bacteria, and more. When you call, the friendly, courteous staff will listen to your needs, explain the services provided, and answer the questions you have about our services. 

At your request, we can send out a representative to inspect the property and provide a free estimate for our disinfecting services. If you accept, a team of trained professionals will arrive to rid your home, office, or facility of COVID-19. Plus, we offer other eradication services to meet the needs of your residence or business. 

Fully licensed, professionally trained, and properly equipped, Brinkley Environmental is the one to call when you have concerns about COVID-19 on your premises.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit CDC.gov

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