How to Do Business During Covid19 Quarantine
The recent outbreak of Coronavirus has now spread globally and with no known cure, it is to no surprise that everyone is in a cautionary state. Unfortunately, work still must continue and people still must partake in their daily duties. As an insurance agent, in-person interaction is a necessity and incidentally, studies show that the virus is mostly spread through person-to-person contact. On the bright side, however, some things can be done to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
First, Symptoms and Prevention
Before we go any further, make sure you are able to identify the telltale signs of Coronavirus. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association:
- 98% of patients have a fever
- 76% to 82% have a dry cough
- 11% to 44% experience exhaustion & fatigue
As person-to-person interactions may be necessary for you, stay at a safe distance with people who you think are experiencing these symptoms. COVID-19, the disease that is caused by Coronavirus, can be spread in a few different ways. But as stated previously, person-to-person contact is the main contribution. People who are infected with COVID-19 can spread the disease to others through the viral particles that come from coughs and sneezes. These particles can land in the mouths and noses of people close by. Additionally, since the virus can also live on surfaces, it’s important to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Politely avoiding handshakes is a smart thing to do at this time as well.
Other than knowing what the symptoms are and how the can virus spread, there are still cautionary actions that you can do to fight against Coronavirus.
- Frequently wash hands: Thoroughly wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap & water (or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60%-95% alcohol.)
- Clean commonly touched surfaces: Disinfectants that include ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, or bleach can “efficiently” inactivate Coronavirus.
- Get the flu shot: Although it doesn’t get rid of COVID-19, getting the flu shot can protect you from getting pneumonia in case you were to get infected.
- Stay home as much as you can
- Inform people with up to date information about the virus
What You Can Do for Your Business
First, contact your clients. Now more than ever, our clients need our help. Think of any clients you may have that are elderly, could be alone, could use the outreach this week. Make that phone call to see if they’re ok.
Secondly, stay updated on the carriers’ responses to Covid19. We have created a page dedicated to updating you on important carrier announcements and will continue to update it as the information is released.
Lastly, we encourage you to use Zoom to virtually connect with clients while protecting everyone from in-person interaction. The free version of Zoom lets you have an unlimited amount of 1:1 meetings. However, if you would like to host a seminar through Zoom, you will have to subscribe for $15/mo.
If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 844-998-7878 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.