The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected all of us. Here at the law firm of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, we’ve implemented an emergency plan to provide more consultations over the phone and via video conferencing. Ultimately, it will take each of us doing our part to help stop the spread of this outbreak.
Wondering how you can actively stop the spread of the coronavirus?
We’ve put together a list of 7 steps you can take (based on recommendations by the World Health Organization) to do your part to help “flatten the curve.”
Wash your hands frequently to avoid spreading germs. When washing your hands, don’t forget to scrub the tops of your fingers, thumbs and wrist. Clean hands can save lives.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth — or really any part of your face. If you do need to touch your face, just make sure to wash your hands before and after.
Cover your cough by using the bend of your elbow or a tissue. Make sure to wash your hands after (and elbow if used), and throw away any tissues.
Avoid crowded places and close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough. You can do this by practicing social distancing. Standing at least 6 feet apart lowers your risk of getting infected.
Stay at home if you feel unwell. Even if you don’t feel like your symptoms match those of the virus, it is still important to stay home. Those with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to catching the virus.
If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care immediately — but call first. You will want to limit the possibility of spreading your germs by giving your doctor time to prepare for your arrival. It is extremely important for the wellbeing of others that you stay quarantined and do not go out in public if you believe you have been infected.
Get information from trusted sources. There is a lot of fake news circulating out there, and it is important to find your information from authoritative sources. We recommend getting your information from websites ending in .gov or .edu.
Here’s a quick list of reliable national and local resources:
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Mayo Clinic
- Florida Department of Health
- Pinellas County, FL
More information on the coronavirus can be heard in our podcast “Peter’s Proffer,” Episode 109. You can listen on iTunes, Spotify or SoundCloud.
Rest assured that Tragos Law is here for all of our clients throughout the pandemic. Our attorneys and staff are fully prepared to continue handling all cases and giving them the proper attention. We plan to remain open during normal business hours. As we hear more, we may shift our in-office hours or only accept video/phone conference (s) regardless of being in or out of the office.