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Chesapeake Electric Extends Support to Our Community

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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 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 best way to prevent illness from COVID-19 is to avoid exposure by limiting close contact with others who may be carrying the virus even if they do not exhibit any symptoms. Whenever possible, put at least six feet of distance between yourself and others. If someone you know is sick, avoid close contact. If you must be in contact with others because of work or other obligations, it’s recommended you wash your hands often using soap and warm water. If soap and water aren’t within reach, hand sanitizer that’s at least 60% alcohol may be used as a substitute. If you’re unable to wash your hands in public, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth until you can safely do so. Be sure to disinfect surfaces around you, whether you’re at home or in public. If you feel sick, stay home to protect others from getting sick.

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?

The most common symptoms associated with COVID-19 are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These symptoms usually appear within 2-14 days of exposure to the virus but may vary by individual. Emergency symptoms requiring immediate medical care may include difficulty breathing, persistent chest pain or pressure, confusion, or bluish lips or face.

What Should I Do if Someone in My House Contracts COVID-19?

If you develop a fever or any of the other symptoms and believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call your doctor for medical advice. You should quarantine the entire household to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in public. Stay home except to receive medical care. You should communicate with your doctor and keep them up-to-date on your symptoms. Many people will not require medical attention unless emergency symptoms develop. Separate yourself from others in the household as much as possible, including your pets. While the evidence is not conclusive that COVID-19 may be spread to animals, it’s best to err on the side of caution to keep your pets safe. If you do need to receive medical care, always call your doctor first, so they may protect themselves and other patients who may be in the office. Be sure to wear a facemask when visiting your doctor’s office if you believe you are sick.

Should Everyone Be Wearing a Facemask While Out in Public?

Facemasks should be worn by people who are sick when they must go out to receive medical care. Facemasks should also be worn by medical personnel when administering care to the sick. Facemasks may be in short supply and should be reserved for the people who need to wear them the most. At this time, it is not recommended that facemasks be worn by the public-at-large.

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.

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