Fully Prepped for a Coronavirus Lockdown in California?

How would you prepare your home for a California lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak?
How would you prepare your home for a California lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak?

What are Coronaviruses?

  • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in various species and humans. Most coronaviruses in humans lead to the common cold.
  • Animal coronaviruses rarely can infect humans, and then spread between other individuals. Coronaviruses like SARS and MERS were two recent examples.

How is the Coronavirus spread?

  • Transmission is mainly fluid-based, so it is most contagious when a sick person coughs or sneezes on another person.

Coronavirus Prevention & Preparation

What Can I Do to Protect Myself?

  • Good hand hygiene.
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Avoid direct contact with individuals whenever possible
  • Avoid individuals who present pneumonia-like symptoms: fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
  • Cleaning off frequently touched surfaces
  • Reconsider traveling overseas. Particularly areas like Iran, Italy, and China in the near future.

How can You Prepare Your Home in the Event of a Quarantine?

Based on the experiences of the individuals in Wuhan who are in isolation, they have access to electricity but aren't allowed to leave their homes. One resident from the home is able to go out every other day to purchase the necessary food and supplies. In case you're looking to be well prepared for a lock-down, the necessary items that are recommended are:

  • Stock up on a month’s worth of water
  • Sports Drinks
  • Tylenol
  • Best Food to Stockpile
    • Peanut Butter
    • Nuts & Trail Mix
    • Cereal
    • Dried Fruit
    • Granola and Power Bars
    • Canned goods like soup, chili, corn, peas, beans
    • Rice
    • Multivitamins & Vitamin D

Very Nice to Haves:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Deck of cards, games, and activities
  • Protein Powder
  • Flashlight / Candles
  • Batteries

Truly Prepared: A Solar Battery in Case of Power Outages

To truly gain peace-of-mind during a Coronavirus lock-down, we recommend that homeowners consider a solar battery. The current estimate for how long it takes for a person to develop symptoms after being exposed to the coronavirus is 14 days. Imagine if you were in an incubation period for 14 days, and the electricity goes out half-way. Staying at home for two weeks could be challenging enough, but having to stay home without power could make the challenge even greater.

Peace-of-mind can be hard to come by during those times. Especially in California, where we’ve had to endure a few difficult fire seasons that show how frail our utility companies can be. Regardless of the reason, we have seen more and more homeowners interested in gaining independence from their utility company and having an energy backup solution that allows their home to stay powered for multiple days.

A solar battery solution, regardless of the reasons, can provide homeowners a peace-of-mind. A solar battery essentially acts as a backup generator as long as it has enough accumulated storage. So with solar panels and a large enough solar battery, your solar battery should be able to recharge to help power your basic electrical appliances like lights, refrigerators, and the internet.

Whether you’re looking to reduce your monthly electricity costs or gain protection from power outages, consider Forme Solar. We are here to offer you find the best solar battery and solar panels services on the market. Your 5-star solar experience starts with access to top quality, professionally installed equipment at competitive rates. Call Forme Solar Electric today, we are COVID-19 prepared. Call us at 877-288-1090 to submit your information to receive a free quote.

What’s unique about the 2019 novel Coronavirus (nCoV)?

  • Preliminary information is suggesting that the nCoV was transmitted from bats to humans from possible exposure in a live animal market in Wuhan, China.
  • nCoV is a new subtype of coronavirus that has not been previously seen in humans. So there is much to learn about its ability to transmit and cause disease.

What is the status of the global outbreak of 2019 -novel Coronavirus?

  • The virus is widespread in China and spreading quickly in Asia and elsewhere. To date, there have been sporadic cases reported in the US in individuals recently returning from the affected region in China. We are starting to see a few cases reported in the US, and as of February 4th, 2020, there were 11 confirmed cases, spanning both coasts.

What is the Coronavirus Situation in the United States?

Cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been detected in travelers and their close contacts in the United States, but as of February 20th, the virus is NOT spreading in the United States.

Countries at Higher Risk of a Coronavirus Outbreak

As of February 24th, 2020 the CDC has formally announced travel guidance warnings with relation to COVID-19 to the following countries:

  • China - Level 3 (Recommended to avoid travel unless it is essential)
  • South Korea - Level 3 (Recommended to avoid travel unless it is essential)
  • Japan - Level 2 (Caution)
  • Iran - Level 2 (Caution)
  • Italy - Level 2 (Caution)
  • Hong Kong - Level 1 (Low Advisory Warning)