How do I prevent the spread of the Coronavirus?

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Coronavirus continues to spread across the United States. The number of confirmed cases are growing day by day and impacting communities all over, including ours. For the most accurate, up to date information on the number of cases please visit the CDC.

We encourage you to not live in fear but to prepare your home or facility to reduce the spread. Before we get into how to protect and prepare ourselves against the virus, let’s talk about the basics first….

What is Coronavirus?

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According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), coronaviruses are common in many different species of animals including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS, SARS, and now current outbreak 2019-nCoV. 2019-nCoV is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Providence, China. Many patients in the Wuhan outbreak were reportedly linked to a large seafood/animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. Spread from person-to-person happens among close contacts (about 6 feet) via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. (Similar to how the flu is spread.)

Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. For confirmed cases of 2019-nCov, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. The CDC believes that symptoms can appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

How do I protect myself against Coroanvirus?

There are several ways to protect yourself according to the CDC. Several preventative actions you can take, include:

    • Avoid close contact with individuals showing signs of illness
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when around others
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth without first washing your hands
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
      • Alternative: use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

If you are sick (with any type of illness), you should:

    • Stay home
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

How can I protect my tenants, staff, and/or students against Coronavirus?

To prevent coronavirus, flu and other illnesses from spreading, there are important steps you should take to help protect the health of tenants, staff, and/or students.

    • Protect your environment with Woodard’s Disinfection Services which has shown to be effective against *emerging viral pathogens
    • Clean surfaces frequently
    • Advise individuals to stay home if they are sick or not feeling well
    • Make extra tissues, soap, and alcohol-based sanitizers accessible to promote healthful habits
    • Engage your state/local health departments to confirm channels of communication
    • Wear a mask when in close contact with others

*List N includes products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.

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What is Woodard’s disinfection service?

    • An added layer of protection against the spread of illness (flu, coronavirus, C. diff, etc.)

How does it work?

    • Electrostatic mister lightly coats all surfaces, ensuring 100% coverage
    • Technology allows particles to surround and adhere to objects


About Woodard Cleaning & Restoration

Woodard Cleaning & Restoration was founded in 1946 by Earl and Nancy Woodard. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Woodard services the greater metro area (Illinois, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, St. Louis County, and many more). Woodard is proud to serve as the preferred provider for cleaning & restoration services. Our cleaning services include carpet, hard surface, furniture, and rug cleaning for both residential and commercial properties. We also provide water, fire, board-up, storm and smoke restoration services for residential and commercial clients. For information or questions submit a form online or call us at 314-227-3932.

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Updated 11/18/2020