The entire world is concerned about Coronavirus right now and we want you to know that safety is our #1 Priority. We also want you to know that we are still available to work, and we are taking precautions to prevent unnecessary exposure for our staff and our customers, both on the job site and in house. All employees are monitored for health on a daily basis.
- We are self-contained in our trucks and in our customer’s yards.
- We can have as little interaction with customers as they are comfortable with.
- Our estimates can be made when no one is home and then emailed to you.
- The work can be performed without customer interaction (if you choose) and the invoice can also be emailed.
- We will always be compliant with all local and national regulations and will always do our part to keep the public safe.
What We Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Plenty of speculation is occurring about the coronavirus. Below are some facts that we have learned:
- On Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.
- Older adults and other people with underlying health conditions, like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease, are at increased risk for severe illness or complications if they contract coronavirus.
- Those at high risk for COVID-19 should avoid crowds when possible, stock up on necessary supplies and avoid exposure to sick people.
- In order to contain the spread of the virus, the U.S. government has suspended travel from Europe to the U.S. for the next 30 days, effective March 13 at midnight, with some exemptions for Americans who have undergone careful screenings.
- Nursing homes are being advised to suspend all medically unnecessary visits, since those 60 and older are at greater risk of serious illness or death from the virus.
Coronavirus in Delaware
The governor of Delaware, John Carney, has issued a state of emergency. As of Thursday, March 12, the state has a total of 4 cases.
All of the cases have been related to the University of Delaware, where the first patient, a professor, was found to be presumptive positive. The other three cases involve graduate students and a researcher. All of the patients are self-quarantined at their homes and none are severely ill.
Coronavirus in Pennsylvania
In Philadelphia, more restrictive measures are in place as the Commonwealth currently has a total of 22 cases, with more than half in Montgomery County. Governor Tom Wolfe has ordered that as of March 13, many venues be closed for 14 days. All schools, entertainment venues such as theaters, community centers, and gyms are included in this closure. In addition, mass gatherings of more than 250 people are being discouraged.
According to the governor’s plan, critical parts of infrastructure will remain open, such as hospitals, gas stations, grocery stores, mass transit, and government facilities
As part of a Montgomery County contingency plan in the event that large numbers of people need to be tested, tents are being set up in Eagleville, PA. People will be able to drive through and receive a test from the county health department without leaving their cars.
The coronavirus situation is still evolving. You can be confident that we will continue to monitor current events, and work to maintain the safety of our customers and the Stein Tree Service family. Contact us for information or to schedule your needed tree services in Delaware and Pennsylvania.