How to stay healthy on the road amid COVID-19 crisis?
The global pandemic has locked down the entire world but it is the truckers who are risking their lives every day on the road to ensure that the essentials are delivered to us. Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the on-going flu season, it has become really important to take necessary precautions to stay healthy and to protect yourself and your loved ones from the easily transmitted virus.
The COVID-19 has been declared as a pandemic by the United States and many cities, states and communities are shutting down to encourage social distancing. As it is very easy to contract this virus, especially for truckers, TXT E Solutions Inc have outlined ways one can adapt to stay healthy.
Understanding of the symptoms:
COVID-19 is like any other flu but the consequences are grave. The symptoms might feel like any other seasonal flu but if the diagnosis is not done timely then it might turn deadly.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- Dry cough
Some patients may also have:
- Aches and pains
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
Emergency warning signs for COVID-19:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- Bluish lips or face
If you have any of these symptoms, seek medical care at the earliest. There are chances that it is just a normal seasonal flu but it is important to seek help and be assured. If your symptoms start showing during your trip and you are away from your regular doctor then find an urgent care or walk-in clinic. You can also use telemedicine service GoMedRx powered by Everywhere.care, which is an exclusive telemedicine subscription service for truck drivers, fleets and their families.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing your hands with soap and water and in case soap and water is not available then use hand sanitizer. The best way to keep COVID-19 away is to maintain hygiene and avoid the spread of the virus.
Maintain Social Distancing:
Before COVID-19, the world didn’t give much thought to social distancing. Now it has become a term. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends maintaining a 3 feet distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing to avoid the spread of Corona Virus. It is very easy for the Corona Virus to spread as it enters our body through the respiratory system. Wear a mask and gloves and encourage others to do the same in a bid to protect yourself and others from the spread of the virus.
It is only about time when things will get back to normal and till then it is important to avoid handshakes and use an alternate way of greeting people by either waving at them, fist bump, warm smile etc. We are just not doing this for ourselves. This is for society.
If you are trucker and you are reading this TXT Family extends its warm greetings to you and your family. Amid the crisis, the whole country is looking up to you and we all stand behind you. Thank you for your service. Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.
For any help, reach out to us immediately on our Toll-Free 1-833-TXT-ELOG (898-3564) & WhatsApp number +1437-240-6447 or Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, you can access these sites
FMCSA General Emergency FAQs: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency/general-emergency-faqs
CDC COVID-19 Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Transport Canada: https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html
American Trucking Associations: https://www.trucking.org/
Truckload Carriers Association: https://www.truckload.org/