The safety and health of our drivers, car owners, and employees surrounding COVID-19 or Coronavirus is our top priority. Taking the necessary precautions to aid the spread of this illness has become paramount from The US Government, The World Health Organization, and the Center for Disease Control. Following these steps will help mitigate the risk and exposure to you and those around you.
Here are some tips from the World Health Organization:
How to protect yourself and your passengers
- Open windows during trips to allow the air circulate and increase ventilation.
- Refrain from handshaking and it is okay to ask your passenger to sit in the back of the car.
- Regularly disinfect and sanitize surfaces such as the door handles and seats with an alcohol-based solution.
- Wear a protective mask to help you avoide touching your face or mouth.
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
Source: World Health Organization
HyreCar remains committed to our driver and vehicle owner’s safety. We are monitoring announcements from officials at the federal, state, and local levels to stay up to the minute on any changes. We encourage everyone to stay informed from the WHO, CDC, and your local public health authorities.
Thank you for being part of the HyreCar community.