With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the center of attention, many of us feel anxious and/or worried about yourself or your family members contracting COVID-19 or spreading it to others. McPhail Fuel Company is committed to providing a hygienic and safe workplace; both inside our offices and in the field. In efforts to prevent further infection, we have reminded our employees to follow and practice the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. Below are a few of the recommendations:
Know how it spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19
- The best way to prevent the illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
- The virus is spread mainly from person-to-person contact. Generally between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet).
Take steps to protect yourself
- Clean your hands often. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and other people – Social Distancing.
- Social distancing is keeping a safe distance (approximately 6 feet) from others and avoiding gathering spaces such as schools, churches, concert halls and public transportation.
Take steps to protect other
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; throw used tissues in the trash.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Clean and disinfect
- Routinely clean all frequently touched surfaces, such as workstations, countertops and doorknobs.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them with detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
The outbreak of the coronavirus disease can be stressful. Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about and our community stronger. For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.