Last updated March 23, 2020

Acculevel is a family-owned company that is an active part of our community.  We do not want to behave irresponsibly and contribute to the panic that is so readily induced by a 24-hour news cycle.  However, we are aware of the escalating threat of coronavirus (COVID-19).   Out of a reasonable concern for the health of our employees AND our customers, Acculevel is following the CDC’s recommendations for prevention.  

Currently, the CDC website states: “People who get a fever or cough should consider whether they might have COVID-19, depending on where they live, their travel history or other exposures. More than half of the U.S. is seeing some level of community spread of COVID-19. Testing for COVID-19 may be accessed through medical providers or public health departments, but there is no treatment for this virus. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. For people who are ill with COVID-19, but are not sick enough to be hospitalized, please follow CDC guidance on how to reduce the risk of spreading your illness to others. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness.

What We’re Doing

At this point, we are equipping all staff and crew members with hand sanitizer (that contains at least 60% alcohol).  We have also instructed them to NOT shake hands with customers, despite how unprofessional this may seem.  

It is not recommended that healthy people wear face masks.  This is only suggested for people who are ill, or for their caretakers.  We don’t wish to contribute to a growing shortage of supplies that are essential for medical staff, so we will not be supplying those to our staff.  If you have additional requests or concerns, please feel free to let us know and we will try to accommodate you. 

We will continue to monitor information provided by the CDC and will update our health practices as needed.  If you would like more information on how to protect yourself and your family, please go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html.

A Different Type of Symptom Checker

Generally, this blog encourages you to refer to the free online tool we provide, to evaluate your home’s symptoms.

But In an effort to further serve customers and reassure our community, we have added a chart that guides you through potential human symptoms.  As spring approaches the Midwest, people will begin experiencing the “joys” (sarcasm intended!) of seasonal allergies.  To help you determine if what you’re experiencing is allergies, a cold, the flu, or COVID-19, we have provided a chart of the most common symptoms.  If you have any difficulty reading the chart, the image is a link to the original source.  If you are uncertain about your diagnosis, there is no substitute for the expertise of a physician.

chart of symptoms

 

UPDATE: As States Issue “Stay Home” Orders

As the COVID-19 outbreak worsens, more states are issuing orders to the population to stay home and practice social distancing.  We are concerned for the safety and well-being of both our customers and employees, and urge everyone to comply to the best of their abilities.

That being said, Acculevel is a repair company, and our services are part of the critical trades.  Having a safe and healthy home is an essential part of your personal health, and we remain committed to serving customers during this difficult time.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a need for repairs; our employees continue to take all preventative measures that are known to be effective and recommended by health care officials.

A bit of unsolicited advice and a heartfelt message, from our family to yours:  make certain you are getting your information from an informed, reliable source.  You will note that our information is gathered directly from the Center for Disease Control.  We strongly urge you to rely on this or a similarly well-educated and apolitical news source.  Now is the time for unity and community- please stay home, stay safe, and look for ways you can help those who are most in need.  As Teddy Roosevelt recommended, “do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”