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Checklist: Is your Home Ready for Coronavirus?

As more information about the coronavirus pandemic develops, some of the information in this article may have changed. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the online resources provided by the CDCand your local public health department.

What you need to know:

In 2019, a new coronavirus, which causes the disease now known as COVID-19, was detected in Wuhan City, China. Today, the virus is spreading throughout the globe, including the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is taking aggressive public health measures to help protect the health of Americans and assist international partners.

What does ServiceMaster by Lovejoy do to help?


It’s not enough just to have the right stuff. Good disease prevention works best if you follow some important practices on a regular basis:


It’s recommended that you have enough non-perishable food on hand to carry you through at least two weeks:


Water is the most important, but other hydrating beverages are good, too. A two-week supply is recommended for your homes during a quarantine.


Good hygiene, particularly regular and thorough hand washing, is one of the best ways to protect yourself from coronavirus, or just plain old cold or flu, according to the CDC. Make sure you’re well-stocked on these items in case of a quarantine


It’s important to have an adequate supply of any daily or prescription medications you take in the event of a pandemic. In addition, it’s a good idea to have supplies of the following:


If you have a baby: 

If you have a little one at home, the good news is that children seem to be less vulnerable to COVID-19 than adults. But if you’re stuck at home in a quarantine, your baby is most likely going to be stuck there with you. Prepare the following:


Your pet is going to be at home with you, too, and if businesses are closed and communities are quarantined, you’re going to want to have enough pet products to care for them, too. Prepare the following:


Now we come to the question of face masks. Should you wear them? Experts offer a mixed response. The CDC doesn’t recommend them for disease prevention. However, if you are sick, face masks, such as the N95 respirator mask, can help prevent people approximately you from contracting the disease. Do note that face masks are starting to go out of stock and become expensive. Consider other preventative options.


Scheduling appropriate preventative decontamination to clean, sanitize, and disinfect the surfaces within your building will help improve employee culture, ensuring staff that the appropriate measures are being implemented to safeguard their safety and well-being. Initiating preventive services to stop the spread of the flu or virus will also help control employee absenteeism while saving you thousands in lost productivity.

With ServiceMaster by Lovejoy, you have a partner you can trust with restoration when it’s needed the most. As IICRC-certified experts in Coronavirus decontamination services, we provide sensitive, prompt, and professional services of both biologically and chemically contaminated scenes.

Call ServiceMaster by Lovejoy at 678-293-0297 for Conyers, Georgia and 770-983-6665 for Roswell, Georgia to learn more and schedule a service so you can begin protecting your home immediately.