At Tuff Home Inspections, Inc. we have taken the necessary steps to make sure we provide you with safe Corona Virus free home inspections. Through extensive training, research and practice we will continue to operate through these difficult times in a safe and organized manor so as to ensure the safety of you and your family. We will hold to the highest standards all government rules and requirements of the jurisdiction in which we operate all business.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 201-951-1125.
Information about COVID-19
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It has spread from China to many other countries around the world, including the United States. Depending on the severity of COVID-19’s international impacts, outbreak conditions—including those rising to the level of a pandemic—can affect all aspects of daily life, including travel, trade, tourism, food supplies, and financial markets.
To reduce the impact of COVID-19 outbreak conditions on businesses, workers, inspectors, clients, and the public, it is important to plan now for COVID-19. Most of us have not prepared for pandemic events. You should prepare yourselves, family and your employees as far in advance as possible of potentially worsening outbreak conditions. Lack of continuity planning can result in a cascade of failures as families and businesses attempt to address challenges of COVID-19 with insufficient resources and inspectors who might not be adequately trained for inspections they may have to perform under pandemic conditions.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can cause illness ranging from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be fatal. Symptoms typically include:
- cough, and
- shortness of breath.
Some people infected with the virus have reported experiencing other non-respiratory symptoms. Other people, referred to as asymptomatic cases, have experienced no symptoms at all. According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
Visit the CDC website about symptoms at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Emergency Warning Signs
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
* This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
How COVID-19 Spreads:
Although the first human cases of COVID-19 likely resulted from exposure to infected animals, infected people can spread SARS-CoV-2 to other people. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, including:
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has SARS-CoV-2 on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the primary way the virus spreads.
People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (i.e., experiencing fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath). Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this type of asymptomatic transmission with this new coronavirus, but this is also not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Medium exposure risk jobs include those that require frequent and/or close contact with (i.e., within 6 feet of) other people who may be infected with SARS.CoV-2. Home inspectors are NOT required to be in frequent and/or close contact with other people who may be infected.
Although many countries have implemented public health measures to limit the spread of the virus, it is likely that some person-to-person transmission will continue to occur.
The CDC website provides the latest information about COVID-19 transmission: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html.
For more information please visit:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the latest information about COVID-19 and the global outbreak: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
The OSHA COVID-19 webpage offers information specifically for workers and employers: www.osha.gov/covid-19.
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