Updated: Mar 23, 2020
We know by now you have probably seen and heard this too many times, but just to be safe, here is doral stones can tell you about the Corona Virus Pandemic and what we are doing :
What is COVID-19?
The newly identified coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a virus called SARS-CoV 2. First identified in China in December 2019, COVID-19 has infected thousands of people around the world. While this coronavirus is new, it is not the only coronavirus. Coronaviruses were first identified in the 1960s, commonly infect people and are associated with the common cold.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The symptoms of COVID-19 are difficult to distinguish, as they present symptoms like other coronaviruses that are similar to those of the common cold. People with confirmed cases have reportedly had mild-to-severe respiratory illness with the following symptoms:
IMPORTANT: Symptoms may occur up to two weeks after exposure.
How do I prevent infection?
As there is no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 at this time, preventing exposure to COVID-19 is your best defense. Everyday practices to help protect you and prevent the spread of viruses include:
Wash your hands often.
Wash your hands well, especially after coughing, sneezing or having any contact with someone who's coughing or sneezing. Use soap and running water, scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds and then rinse and dry your hands thoroughly. When soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
Keep your hands away from your face
Avoid rubbing your eyes or putting your hands to your mouth until you've washed your hands.
Observe respiratory etiquette
Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, throw away used tissues immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
Clean high-touch surfaces
Frequently disinfect surfaces like door handles, light switches and countertops.
What do I do if I feel sick?
If you begin to feel ill, even with mild symptoms, manage them as you would if you had the flu. Stay at home, in a separate room from your family if possible, and avoid public places until you recover. Rest, use fever reducers (if needed) and keep at least six feet away from other people when possible. If you develop a cough and/or have difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider to discuss your symptoms and travel history, and you'll be advised how to best proceed.
What is social distancing?
Social distancing is intentionally increasing the physical space between people (at least six feet), as well as minimizing social contact, to avoid spreading illness. Examples include avoiding crowds, working from home instead of going into the office and visiting with loved ones via electronic device instead of in person.
Why is social distancing recommended?
In general, the larger the gathering, the more opportunities there are for person-to-person contact and therefore greater risk of spreading COVID-19 virus. A COVID-19 outbreak could last a long time in your community. Depending on the severity of the outbreak, public health officials may recommend specific actions, such as closing schools and public locations, in order to help keep people healthy, reduce exposures to COVID-19 and slow the spread of the disease. These mitigation strategies are particularly important in order to slow the transmission of disease in order to protect:
- Individuals at increased risk of severe illness, including older adults and persons of any age with underlying health conditions
- Healthcare and critical infrastructure workforces
What steps is doral stones taking during the pandemic?
In the name of social distancing, doral stones is recommending all customers to check our online inventory and postponing any store visit. We understand that you can’t buy a slab without proper inspection, but our entire stone inventory is registered on our website with high definition pictures and slab sizes. After selecting your stone, we are offering an extra 30 Day Period for all slabs placed on hold. We believe this can help you find the best stone for your project during this challenging time.
Are store hours changing?
Yes. As the situation evolves quickly, we are updating our store hours and taking extra measures to help provide a clean and safe environment for our customers and team members.
Get the latest information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), learn how to protect yourself and take advantage of our convenient services:
Visit CDC.gov for updates on this rapidly evolving situation
Get the latest from Miami-Dade County
Get the latest from Florida Health
Get the latest from White House