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CORONAVIRUS: How serious is it?

By March 10, 2020Blog

Before we establish the seriousness of the dreaded, “Coronavirus” please know that there have been a myriad of “coronaviruses” since the beginning time. “Coronavirus” is a type of virus of which there are several strains. Common human coronaviruses, including types 229E, NL63, OC43, and HKU1, usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses, like the common cold. Most people get infected with one or more of these viruses at some point in their lives. However, the one making the news these days is called Covid-19.

As is common in this day and age, Covid-19 is a mutation of previous coronaviruses and is especially virulent to those with compromised immune systems. This means that people who are already unwell, the elderly, the young and a few others are more likely to suffer greater from the effects of exposure. It’s serious, but so is the flu, and with standard precautions a full recovery is inevitable for the average healthy individual.

At this point, however, prevention is key and goes further than trying to fight it once it’s taken ahold. It’s always a good idea to wash your hands thoroughly and avoid close contact with people, but there are other things that can be done to keep living spaces up to par.

Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses, meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product.

Domestic Divas can come into your home and conduct one of our disinfectant services. We use CDC approved products to clean and disinfect the most frequently touched areas of your home. Choose our HOT SPOT service to disinfect those areas, or our FULL BLOWN service to address less frequently, but still touched surfaces.

If you’d rather do it yourself though, take a moment and walk through your home or office and think about all those frequently touched places. Door knobs, refrigerator handles, microwave doors, light switches, telephones, sink faucet handles, water cooler knobs, coffee pots, and much more. Use a CDC recommended sanitizer and get to work wiping those areas. Spend at least 1 ½ to 2 minutes wiping each item for full effectiveness. Do this at least 1x week until this epidemic has passed and keep it in mind for the inevitable one to follow. Happy wiping friends!!

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