Delivery service drivers are beginning to receive texts or phone calls from their company’s management about the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus can be mild to having severe symptoms. Same day delivery services are being warned to wash their hands often in order to assist in warding off germs. And if one is ill or isn’t feeling the best, to remain at their home.
Currently, there are eighty-eight reported cases of the Coronavirus, with six of those cases resulting in death. The deaths took place in Washington where a nursing home had an outpouring of their elderly residents who experienced prior heath conditions.
Indications of the Coronavirus may be a temperature, cough, and trouble breathing. Tiredness can further present itself. The infection could additionally turn into pneumonia. If the signs are severe enough, organs can begin to fail. Unfortunately, if there is viral pneumonia, antibiotics will not do any good. Your best fighter will be a healthy immune system.
Individuals can become sick anywhere from two days to fourteen days after being exposed to the illness. However, it is most common for people to become sick within five to seven days.
There are four main points when dealing with the Coronavirus and being a delivery driver. These include the following:
- Wash your hands often. Hands need to be washed for a minimum of 20 seconds with liquid soap. Skip on the bar soaps. If you’re unable to cleanse your hands, use an antibacterial hand sanitizer. It should have at minimum a 60% alcohol solution in order to properly kill germs. Never touch the eyes, nose, or mouth with hands that have not been washed. This includes eating anything without scrubbing the hands.
- If you’re ill in any way or feel sick, stay at home. Visit a physician to determine what the cause of the sickness is. While the flu and this virus have symptoms that may overlap, you should know that a runny nose or stuffy sinuses generally are not part of the Coronavirus.
- All coughs and sneezes should be covered. Use a tissue to cough or sneeze into, then throw it away. Do not reuse it. After tossing it into the garbage can, scrub hands with cleanser and tepid water. If the one do not possess a tissue, one can cough or sneeze into the elbow.
- Any regularly touched surfaces in the delivery truck or vehicle should be disinfected on a regular basis.
There are other tips that one should follow as well. You may consider wearing a mask in order to keep germs out of the mouth and nose. Wearing gloves will also help to protect the spread of germs.
While it is very important for a delivery service, such as Same Day Delivery, to perform their job to the best of their ability, it is crucial to realize that it is in their best interest to follow the four main points listed above. With these points and some common sense, there is a hope to ward off the sickness.
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