The Top 5 Ways to Minimize Your Risk of Catching COVID-19
As the status of COVID-19 and the world is ever-changing, it’s best to be aware and precautious. That doesn’t mean to panic. It just means being reasonable and responsible when making decisions, to ultimately protect yourself and others. This is a situation that will only get better with everyone doing their part.
As a locally owned and operated company, PWI wants to help our clients and community stay safe during this time. With that, here are the best 5 ways to minimize your risk of catching coronavirus.
Practicing social distancing as much as possible.
Since there is yet to be a vaccine for coronavirus, the best way to prevent it is to avoid being exposed to it. The virus is mainly spread from person-to-person, between people who are within 6 feet of each other. The World Health Organization advises to maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) between yourself and anyone coughing or sneezing. They say this is because “when someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.”
The President’s guidelines advise avoiding social gatherings of 10 or more people altogether. This will help to slow down the rate of infections, flattening the curve. This will help to make sure that when people do get sick, there will be enough medical supplies and staff on hand to treat them.
Cancel all non-essential travel.
The most effective way to protect yourself from the virus is by staying home. We understand that this isn’t possible for everyone, as not all jobs allow employees to work from home. It is possible, however, to cancel all non-essential travel. This includes vacations, shopping trips, social visits, etc.
Wash your hands often.
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially if you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water isn’t available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. If you do have the virus on your hands, these practices will ensure it can’t survive.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth, and the virus can enter your body from there.
Clean and disinfect your home.
It’s best to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. If you have clutter in your home, that should be minimized as well. When you have a lot of clutter, it increases the amount of surfaces you potentially touch before you reach your sink for hand washing. To avoid exposure of contaminated items, ensure safe disposal of any clutter, old, or unwanted items. While we would usually advise to hire a professional junk removing company to assist in the proper disposal of these items, during this time we suggest renting a dumpster to minimize contact with people.
At PWI we offer a variety of dumpster rentals for both residential and commercial clients in the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs. Our dumpster rentals have some of the most competitive prices in the area and we offer 10, 15, 20, cubic yard dumpster rentals. We even offer same day delivery and removal in most areas. As a locally owned company, our customers, and their safety, are our top priorities, especially during this difficult time.
If you have additional questions about dumpster rentals or sizing, call 800-220-7057. Or if you’re ready to book you can request a quote online today.