The outbreak of COVID-19 in Hayward, the Bay Area, and the state of California has impacted everyone. As of this blog being published, experts remain unsure of what path the outbreak will take, and local, county, and state emergency orders remain in place. At ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, we are taking precautionary safety measures to protect your home and business. In this article, we’ll review what COVID-19 is, how we’re doing our part to prevent its spread, and how we’re here for your 24/7 emergency cooling and plumbing needs.
What you should know about COVID-19
COVID-19, or “novel coronavirus,” is a respiratory virus that can be easily spread from person-to-person by inhaling microscopic water droplets expelled in a sneeze or cough from an infected person. The virus can also be transmitted by touching infected surfaces and then touching one’s nose, mouth, or eyes. Due to its “novel” nature, no one has pre-existing immunity to COVID-19.
The virus has a prolonged incubation period of several days, where infected people can be contagious but not have flu-like symptoms. In fact, experts now believe up to 80% of those with COVID-19 either have light symptoms or no symptoms at all. However, in a wide variety of patients, COVID-19 can be life-threatening and require hospitalization. In some cases, it can be fatal.
There are two recommended ways we can all participate in slowing the spread of the disease and preventing our hospitals and medical personnel from being overwhelmed. The first is by taking precautionary measures to prevent its spread. This includes washing your hands regularly, sanitizing surfaces and objects such as your phone, and wearing a protective face covering when going into supermarkets. The second way, when possible, is staying home. While not everyone can stay home, reducing the people in public spaces and at job sites can slow the spread and—ultimately—help save lives.
As of April 6, many of the services we provide are exempt under the state’s list of essential services and service personnel. For further guidance and the latest up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please refer to the website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Call us for 24/7 service
With so many people working from home and sheltering-in-place, your home’s plumbing and cooling systems are needed more than ever. That’s why—for the duration of this crisis—we are offering 24/7 emergency plumbing, heating, and cooling services here in Hayward and the East Bay. If you need fast and reliable emergency service, call us. We’ll send one of our dedicated and experienced technicians out to your home as soon as possible.
Protecting you and your home
We understand that this is a scary time to have technicians and plumbers visit your home. However, we want to assure you that our technicians are taking all the necessary precautions for your safety. If you have any questions about our safety measures, please give us a call.
In the coming weeks and months, the COVID-19 crisis will continue to have a profound and unprecedented impact on our community and its local businesses. We are proud to stand with the people of Hayward and the East Bay during these hard, difficult times. We also thank our first responders, healthcare professionals, and everyone else who is going above-and-beyond for our community at this time.
As always, thank you for your support of local businesses like ours. Like many other businesses in our community, we owe everything to you: our customers. We’re going to get through this—together. #HaywardStrong