How to Stay Safe When Businesses Reopen

How to Stay Safe When Businesses Reopen

Slowly over the past month, Pennsylvania has been moving counties to yellow and green phases and allowing certain businesses to resume work as the spread of COVID-19 cases slow. While The Plumbing Works has remained open with strict safety precautions put into place, we will continue to follow guidelines set by the state to ensure the health of our staff and customers during this transition. Even though other local businesses will begin to reopen, it still remains a top priority to take all safety precautions to protect you and those around you from contracting a potentially fatal virus. Read below for tips to follow once businesses reopen.

Clean, Clean, Clean

As restrictions loosen, your need to keep your hands clean and disinfect your property should not. Continue to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or when not possible, use a hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol. Cover anytime you sneeze or cough and wash your hands immediately after. When entering public areas, wear a mask and respect safety policies and line markings to maintain 6ft apart. Continue to monitor the CDC and WHO for the most accurate information and follow the guidelines they suggest.

If you notice you or anyone in your household has developed any symptoms, avoid leaving your home or interacting with anyone outside of your home. The CDC reports that symptoms may become present 2-14 days after exposure and may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, and loss of taste or smell. Most mild cases can recover at home, but if symptoms become severe, visit a hospital immediately.

Continue to Social Distance When Possible

Although our state will slowly transition back to a more “normal” life, it will still not look like it did before. Businesses will start to reopen, but caution should still be used when going out in public and crowds should be avoided when possible. Continue to connect with family and friends virtually over video chats and push off large gatherings for a later date in the future.

If you need to enter a public area, such as a grocery store or restaurant, be strategic about the time you visit to ensure that there won’t be a rush of visitors and only have one person from your household enter, if possible.

Respect a Business’s Safety Precautions

Before hiring a company to do any work on your home or entering a business, research the safety guidelines they have put into place and support local businesses that are also following the state’s orders. At The Plumbing Works, we are taking serious precautions to protect the safety and wellbeing of our staff and customers. Our employees are encouraged to stay home when they feel ill and we ask that if you or someone in your home is unwell, that you reschedule your appointment for a later date.

Our top priority at The Plumbing Works is to provide quality and affordable services, while also carrying out safety measures that protect every household we enter. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding and look forward to working together to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all.