Information Updated on 3.20.2020
In this unprecedented time, our priorities are to ensure the health and safety of Brehob customers and employees, as well as maintain clear communication to ensure transparency and timely updates on how our operations are being affected by COVID-19.
Our inventory will remain available at all locations, stocking critical items for Brehob customers as the industry landscape continues to change everyday. Especially during this time, Brehob strives to be a loyal and consistent partner.
Below you’ll find the most recent updates we have to offer regarding COVID-19.
Read a message from our President, Bryan Smither, on COVID-19, its impact on our business and what that means for our employees and customers.
COVID-19 and What You Need To Know
You’ve heard the term “coronavirus” used a lot recently. Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many of them and they are fairly common. COVID-19 is the name given to the disease caused by the new coronavirus that appeared recently in China. Because COVID-19 is new, you might be hearing information that is confusing or conflicting.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the flu with fever, coughing and shortness of breath. It appears to mainly be spread through close person-to-person contact. It may be possible for someone to touch a surface or object with the virus on it and then touch their nose or mouth and become infected, but this is not the main way the virus spreads, according to CDC and other health experts.
In addition to all the normal things you do to stay healthy, the preventive measures are the same as for the flu or other viruses, according to CDC:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
There has been a lot of information in the news about face masks, and it is important to understand face masks are not recommended by CDC for general use. The best uses for face masks as identified by CDC are for those who are sick to avoid spreading to others and by health workers and caregivers who are taking care of someone in a close setting.
Facts to know about the Coronavirus
Watch this CBS News video for additional facts on the Coronavirus.