If you don’t recognize the world you’re living in today, you’re not alone. We are all learning as we go along and many ways of working as well as long-accepted social norms like shaking hands are no longer feasible. The changes in our day-to-day life start best when someone takes the lead for the benefit of yourself and others.

In 2020, the changes have everything to do with COVID 19 best practices so that employees, clients, contractors, and the public stay safe during this pandemic. COVID-19 best practices isn’t a choice you need to make. COVID-19 best practices are the new mandate in how Medicine Hat towing companies are committed to doing business so all of us go home from work safe and well.

Read on to learn more about how Medicine Hat is taking the lead in providing those in need with COVID-19 best practices. Aqua Spa Towing, Ltd has learned that in the towing industry it’s best to try to keep all the interactions respecting the safe distancing rules and protocols. As long as COVID-19 there are best practices in dealing with the virus whether you’re a resident, towing customer, or business.

COVID-19 Best Practices

This is what Medicine Hat knows about the transmissibility of the COVID-19 virus. The virus replicates and reproduces inside human cells. The cells hijack health cells and force them to reproduce as infected cells.

That’s when the infected cells get into the cough or sneeze of a person. Another person can walk by them, take money from someone, ask questions to a customer or another employee when providing towing services and the virus can spread. COVID-19 also can land on surfaces and live on sometimes for hours and sometimes for days.

There are three main areas listed by the Waterway Towing Services for COVID-19 best practices. Each of them is applicable to day-to-day life and some are very relevant to the towing industry and customers.

#1 Prevention

Medicine Hat encourages others and will ensure employees wash their hands often. When they’re done washing it might be beneficial to wash the hands again. When washing your hands with soap and water you need to keep washing them for at least twenty seconds especially if you’ve been in a public place. You also need to wash your hands for at least twenty seconds if you’ve been providing roadside assistance, performing light, medium, or heavy towing and recovery with the public. 

If you can’t find soap and water readily available you can substitute with hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. You need to cover in-between your fingers as well as the entire surface of your hands. Rub your hands together until they are dry. 

#2 Facemasks

You also need to be wearing a facemask to protect you from coughs, sneezes, and infected droplets between you and your customer or co-worker. Anytime you’re in the general public or around people in a close setting, you need to be wearing a facemask. You need to abide by the six feet social distancing rule with co-workers and customers when you’re dealing with them regarding their towing issues. 

Always remember some people don’t exhibit symptoms yet may still be carriers of the virus and spread the disease. That’s why it’s important that you avoid close contact with people who are coughing, sneezing, or seem sick if you’re providing sales, services, or deliveries. Also avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with hands that haven’t been washed.

#3 Respiratory Tips to Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19

If you’re around someone who is sneezing or coughing make sure you try to keep three meters between you and them if at all possible. If you sneeze or cough makes sure you cover your mouth and throw your tissue immediately into the trash. You want to clean and use disinfectant on any frequently touched objects and surfaces.

In a towing company, this may include anything inside the vehicle your touching. If a customer has to touch any surface within a store or towing office, it has been wiped down with disinfectant spray or wipes throughout the day. There is no towing that happens in Medicine Hat that doesn’t ensure customers are kept aware of safe COVID-19 practices that are provided for their safety and wellness. 

#4 Avoid Close Contact

No one can say this enough because it’s that important. Avoid close contact with anyone because even those without showing COVID-19 symptoms can be asymptomatic and just carry the virus. Always ensure you are disinfecting the smallest thing in the office like towing companies in Medicine Hat are like tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

Any virus droplet that lands in mouths or noses of people just standing nearby can be inhaled into the lungs. This can start a domino effect that ends with droplets that can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

The Way Forward

There are Industrial Hygienists and those preparedness planning in action experts on COVID-19 available in webinars, podcasts, and internet learning modules. Auto Spa Towing, Ltd has over 130 years of combined experience and there’s not much they haven’t handled or been through globally or within Alberta and Canada. That’s why by taking this one day at a time and working on a game plan together there’s nothing Medicine Hat residents, businesses, or anyone in need of Auto Spa Towing can’t get through.

Reach out to Auto Spa Towing when you need a reliable, ethical, and caring towing company. The key that moves us forward as an area, a company, a country, and the world is by working together as one in defeating an enemy that cannot be seen and almost no one predicted. COVID-19 best practices allow each of us to win one battle at a time until COVID-19 is no longer a threat to any of us.