Chesapeake Electric Extends Support to Our Community
Chesapeake Electric is here to support Annapolis, MD and our surrounding communities in this time of hardship. We’ve taken the time to educate ourselves about the ongoing conditions, and we’re also here to answer any questions you may have at this time. Below are some facts about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
How is Chesapeake Electric Protecting It’s Team and Customers From The Spread Of COVID-19?
- Social distancing enforced
- Staff wears masks
- Contactless payments
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided
- Sanitizing between customers
- Staff checked for symptoms
- Temperature checks
- Virtual Consultations being offered
How Is COVID-19 Spread? Who Is Most at Risk for COVID-19?
COVID-19, or the coronavirus, is spread primarily through close contact with other people who have already contracted the virus. It may also be spread through the respiratory droplets when a person with the infection coughs or sneezes because these droplets may be inhaled directly into the lungs. Adults over 60 and anyone with a severe underlying medical condition, such as heart disease or diabetes, are believed to be at a higher risk for more severe complications from COVID-19 illness.
What Steps Can You Take to Protect Yourself and Others?
The following actions help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as other coronaviruses and influenza:
Wear a face mask.
Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and others.
Avoid large gatherings.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Minimize touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces regularly.
Wash your hands often with soap and water.
What Are the Best Ways to Disinfect Surfaces in My Home?
You should be disinfecting all frequently touched surfaces daily, whether you’re in your home or the office. This would include everything from doorknobs and light switches to tables, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. You may use over-the-counter household disinfectants approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). You may also make your own diluted household bleach with five tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water or four teaspoons of bleach per quart of water. If cleaning with products containing alcohol, be sure they’re at least 70% alcohol for the best results.
What Are Common Symptoms Associated with COVID-19?
Some people infected with the virus have no symptoms. When the virus does cause symptoms, common ones include fever, body ache, dry cough, fatigue, chills, headache, sore throat, loss of appetite, and loss of smell. In some people, COVID-19 causes more severe symptoms like high fever, severe cough, and shortness of breath, which often indicates pneumonia.
People with COVID-19 can also experience neurological symptoms, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, or both. These may occur with or without respiratory symptoms.
For example, COVID-19 affects brain function in some people. Specific neurological symptoms seen in people with COVID-19 include loss of smell, inability to taste, muscle weakness, tingling or numbness in the hands and feet, dizziness, confusion, delirium, seizures, and stroke.
In addition, some people have gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, such as loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain or discomfort associated with COVID-19. The virus that causes COVID-19 has also been detected in stool, which reinforces the importance of hand washing after every visit to the bathroom and regularly disinfecting bathroom fixtures.
What Should I Do if Someone in My House Contracts COVID-19?
- Separate the person who is sick from other people in your home, if possible.
- People in the household should stay separated from the person who is sick. If they must be around the person who is sick, they should wear a mask.
- The person who is sick should
- Stay in a separate room and away from other people and pets
- Use a separate bathroom
- Wear a mask around others
- Be sure the person who is sick
- Covers their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
- Throws away used tissues in a lined trashcan. Washes their hands often.
- Does not prepare, serve, or assist in preparing or serving, food to others.
Should Everyone Be Wearing a Facemask While Out in Public?
Wear a cloth face covering or mask in public, and at work, when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Face coverings or masks may prevent people who don’t know they have the virus from spreading it to others.
Be careful when putting on and taking off cloth face coverings or masks:
• Do not touch the face covering or mask while wearing it.
• Do not touch your face, mouth, nose, or eyes while taking off the covering or mask.
• Wash your hands before putting on and after taking off the covering or mask.
• Wash the covering or mask after each use.
Contact Chesapeake Electric for Electrician Service & More
Chesapeake Electric is here to offer support to residents of Annapolis, Severna Park, and surrounding areas through these trying times and well into the future. Our locally-owned and -operated company is here to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We provide free phone consultations, as well as free in-home estimates for all your electrical needs. Whether you need emergency grocery delivery or our electrician services in the Annapolis, MD area, we encourage you to reach out to us at any time. Together, we’ll get through this.
Our team is happy to answer any questions you have about our service or how we can help with your upcoming project.