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Precautions During COVID-19 as States Re-Open

July 14, 2020

As states enter different phases of re-opening during COVID-19, it’s crucial to take safety precautions. This is especially true for the elderly and immunocompromised who are at a higher risk of severe illness if infected.

Who Is at Higher Risk?

It’s generally understood that the elderly are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Though it’s necessary to note that those with certain conditions are also at risk. This includes individuals with chronic kidney disease, COPD, obesity, type 2 diabetes, sickle cell disease, and those with serious heart conditions.

If at any point you have symptoms of COVID-19 and are fearful that you have contracted it, be sure to reach out to your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

Precautions for Everyone

According to the CDC, social distancing and daily habits to clean and sanitize are continual ways of taking precaution. Wearing face masks, washing hands for at least 20 seconds, and avoiding events and locations where social distancing can’t be maintained helps keep you and your community safer. These are standard precautions.

Creating a Plan

Creating and maintaining a plan to clean and disinfect surfaces that you come into contact with is an important step as re-opening occurs. To clean surfaces, it is suitable to use soap, water and EPA approved disinfectants.

Whether you will be at a business, a school, or other location where you will need to clean off surfaces, think and prepare beforehand. While you shouldn’t hoard any cleaning products and supplies, make sure to have enough on hand to stick to any disinfecting plan.

Homecare Powered by AUAF

We at Homecare Powered by AUAF are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of who we work with. There is necessary training for our employees. This includes training for all of our caregivers on proper safety protocol to follow during these uncertain times.


There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the timeline of COVID-19. What’s clear is that taking necessary safety precautions to maintain your health and wellbeing will be necessary for some time.

If you have any questions for us at Homecare Powered by AUAF, give us a call at 773.274.9262

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