Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.
HOW IT SPREADS
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.
- Avoid close contact (6 feet) with people who are unwell.
- Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you are unwell.
- Get vaccinated.
- Wear a mask where required in public indoor space and on public transit.
- Turn on exposure notifications on your phone.
- Get tested if you are sick.
- Honor mask rules in place at a private business.
- Get tested if required by your workplace.
- Wear a mask when you travel.
- Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
- Lose your proof of vaccination.
- Think you can't get the virus or pass it on because you feel well.
- Assume everyone is vaccinated.
- Expect all COVID-19 rules everywhere are lifted.
- Travel into the United States without proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
- Attend large events if you are sick.
- Travel if you are sick.
WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU!
SCIS is committed to guiding and supporting the public in their well being while employers make accommodations for their employees to work safely.
SCIS specializes in safety and can provide updated protocols and guidelines for your business. Training, Safety Programs and documentation to be in compliance with the State of California.
Information on COVID-19 is available from the United Statess Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute of Health (NIH), the World Health Organization (WHO) and/or your local health authority.
Please remember that you are not alone and help is available.
Coping with stress and taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health.
Try to limit the time you spend listening to or reading the news, take care of your body, make time to unwind, and reach out to others.
For more information on Coping with Stress, please visit the CDC website HERE
Valuable resources are also available to help. They include:
- Crisis Text Line (Text "HOME" to 741741)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline (1-800-950-6264)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services National Helpline (1-800-622-4357)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233 or Text "LOVEIS" to 22522)
- Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-422-4453)'
You are not alone. Coping with stress will make you and our community stronger. Together we will get through this.
Are you ready for the Covid Vaccine? It is Free! The Covid-19 Vaccine is available to anyone over anyone 12 years of age and older.
Helpful resources for Construction Companies:
Under OSHA's record keeping guidelines Covid-19 is a recordable illness if......https://www.osha.gov/memos/2020-04-10/enforcement-guidance-recording-cases-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
OSHA Resources: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/
COVID-19 Real Time Statistics:
World & States: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Orange County: https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/
San Bernardino: http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/
San Diego: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/coronavirus/