Coronavirus Has Been Confirmed in Harris County
As two cases at the time of writing this blog of the novel 2019 Coronavirus have been confirmed by labs in the Houston area, Guardian Safe & Lock wanted to help dispel some of the fear and confusion surrounding the contagious disease.
As the most trusted Houston Locksmith, Guardian Safe & Lock holds our company, employees, and the safety of our customers to the highest standards. None of our locksmith technicians are at the time of writing showing any symptoms of sickness, be it Coronavirus or otherwise.
Keeping It Clean – Guardian Safe & Lock’s Current Health Procedures
In our shop, where you can conveniently find most types of locksmith hardware or service you may need, we’ve regularly kept clean by continuously dusting and sanitizing all surfaces. We’ve also placed alcohol-based hand sanitizer bottles everywhere our employees or customers may go, to ensure hands are thoroughly sanitized of potential germs.
The current strain of Coronavirus has been spreading and causing outbreaks across the entire world, originating near Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The virus primarily spreads between people in a similar way to the flu, by respiratory droplets such as spittle during coughing or sneezing. The time between exposure and displaying symptoms is typically five days but may range from two to fourteen days. Symptoms are most often fever, cough, and shortness of breath; but can complicate into pneumonia and multi-organ failure.
What You Can Do To Stay Healthy And Safe
While the United States, and especially Texas, have only seen limited cases confirmed, it’s important to be aware of this virus. It may seem like many people suffering more serious symptoms or death are older, but there are a few noted cases of younger people going through advanced symptoms around the world too.
In order to avoid catching or spreading the Coronavirus, remember to wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer regularly. If washing, use soap and hot water for at least twenty seconds. Try to also avoid touching your face, especially your eyes and mouth, and to cough into a bent elbow instead of your hand or uncovered. This will limit your exposure and the exposure of others to mucus and spittle that may spread pathogens.
Keep An Eye On Us For Houston Coronavirus Updates
Guardian Safe & Lock, as your local Houston locksmith, is a company following all of these bits of advice and keeping an eye on CDC and World Health Organization reports of the spread and details of the virus. Just like with your doors, cars, and cameras we take the security of our customers very seriously. We currently remain open for business and are ready to still serve the greater Houston area. If this is prone to change, we’ll update you through our various social media channels. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube!