Does COVID-19 Have You Worried About Hiring a Lawyer Near Me as We Practice Social Distancing in Florida?
With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) keeping us from living our normal lives right now, we are all concerned about keeping ourselves, loved ones, neighbors, and communities healthy and safe. With pretty much everything on hold right now, our Florida Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are taking our duty very seriously and following the social distancing guidelines recommended by health professionals. We want to make sure that you still have access to sound legal advice, which is why we are able to meet with you remotely to offer any legal advice you may need during these trying times.
Throughout the United States, people are limiting their contact with others to help slow the spread of the virus. We urge you to protect yourselves and others and from exposure. You can visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.
The coronavirus has created a very challenging time for everyone, but in spite of this global pandemic, we want you to know that we are still here working for you and are available 24/7 to discuss your legal issues over the phone or through free video conferencing services. We are currently set up to use any of the following:
- ezTalks Meetings
- Cisco Webex
- Apache OpenMeetings
- Google Hangouts
If you are in need of legal help, we are ready to assist you. We offer free consultations and can meet with you by phone or remotely to learn more about your case. Contact us now.About COVID-19
Our team of attorneys at Whittel & Melton urge you to stay up to date with the latest news on COVID-19. You can use the following resources to stay informed:
The new coronavirus can be transmitted in areas with both hot and cold climates. As far as research suggests, the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently washing your hands. By washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, you can eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose. Using alcohol-based hand rub can also kill viruses that may be on your hands.Maintain Social Distancing
To stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, health officials have instructed the public to practice social distancing. This means staying home, avoiding crowds and not touching others.
The World Health Organization recommends maintaining at least 3 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. If someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which could contain the virus. If you are too close to that person and ingest the droplets, you could contract COVID-19.
You can go to the grocery store, but be smart. Go to the store when you suspect less people will be shopping. Make sure to thoroughly wash fruits and veggies after purchasing, and wash your hands after touching boxes and before eating.
You can still order takeout! There is actually no evidence that the virus can live in food, so at this time, whatever you eat should be safe. With that being said, it is still a good idea to disinfect the takeout containers and wash your hands afterward.
Right now, staying home as much as possible is the best way to lower infection rates, according to the CDC. You can keep in touch with friends and family members over the phone or with video calls. Having visitors in your home is not recommended at this time. Adults over 60 are at a higher risk of serious infection from Covid-19, and you could unknowingly infect them.
If you have to go into work, practice as much social distancing as can. Wash your hands constantly, and if your occupation requires it, wear a face mask.Symptoms of Coronavirus
It is important to point out that those infected with coronavirus may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. It is said that most people, about 80%, recover from the disease without needing any special treatment.
The disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with underlying medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease may be more vulnerable to catching the virus
Major symptoms of the virus include:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Sore Throat
- Difficulty breathing
Our team of attorneys at Whittel & Melton are here to help you with your legal questions and concerns right in the comfort of your own home. We can help you throughout the state of Florida with matters such as personal injury, criminal defense, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, family law, divorce, DUIs, and employment law.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal matter, we urge you to call us statewide and tollfree at 866-608-5529. Remember, we can meet with you remotely to review your claim.
*This page was created using the most up to date information. This information is subject to change as more facts regarding coronavirus are released.