CDC recommendations to slow the spread of the Coronavirus

Posted by on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 @ 07:03 AM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced a plan to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

These CDC recommendations are designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 to the elderly and other at-risk populations.

  • If you are currently sick, it is recommended you stay at home; do your best to stay away from others within the household; and contact a medical provider
  • Keep sick children home from daycare, school, etc. 
  • If you or someone in your home has tested positive for COVID-19, contact your medical provider immediately. It is important you, and those you live with, remain at home and self-quarantine.
  • Older people are encouraged to stay at home and avoid contact with others, even if they are not currently showing symptoms.
  • Individuals who are immunocompromised are also encouraged to stay at home and isolate themselves.

The information provided by the CDC also highlights the consequences the virus can have for young, otherwise healthy people. A healthy person with a strong immune system may be asymptomatic, making others around them vulnerable. 

The CDC recommends social distancing and eliminating non-essential travel, such as shopping trips and social visits.

Finally, the CDC reminds people to practice good hygiene, such as washing hands frequently, avoid touching your face and frequently disinfecting surfaces.

The Insulators supports all of the suggestions and encourages the entire HFIAW membership to follow these recommendations, as the construction industry attempts to carry on as best as it can during the Coronavirus pandemic.

You can download the entire 15-day plan to slow the spread of the Coronavirus, here.

Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Health and Welfare, Insulators Union, COVID-19

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