Staying Protected During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We have all been following the news about the spreading Coronavirus and it can be hard to differentiate between what we really should be doing and how worried we really should be. This virus is far from the first epidemic to hit the US in the past few years, but these first few months have been alarming, to say the least. The groups who are at the highest risk during this outbreak are the elderly, those with compromised immune systems, and anyone prone to pneumonia. If you are nervous about the Coronavirus and how it could affect you and your family, you need to choose an insurance company that cares. Here at WAEPA, we will be with you every step of the way, whether you are ever personally affected by the virus or not. Contact the expert team at WAEPA today to see how you can boost your coverage as a Civilian Federal Employee.
World Health Organization Recommendations
The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is spread through small droplets from the nose or mouth of an infected individual and can reach up to 3 feet away just from simple breathing. This gets worse when partnered with a cough, which is a common symptom of the virus. You can also catch this virus by touching objects or surfaces that have these droplets on it as well. Much like the common flu, the Coronavirus can live on a surface for up to three days.
In order to stay safe and healthy from this pandemic, you need to make sure that you are following a few simple steps you can take to mitigate your risks. The first thing that you need to do is to really take the time to wash your hands thoroughly as often as you can. Before you eat any food, before you touch anywhere near your face, wash your hands for at least a full 20 seconds to a minute if you can. It is also recommended that you limit the amount you touch your face to a minimum as you could be transporting the illness from a foreign surface like a doorknob, a conference room table, or from an infected individual’s hands. Try your best to follow these guidelines and if you start feeling a tickle in your throat or have been exposed to anyone sick, keep your distance from anyone elderly or prone to sickness as you could unintentionally do serious damage to them.
How Can WAEPA Help You?
Pandemics are scary. WAEPA is striving to ensure the health and safety of our members, employees, and communities. No matter how expansive any pandemic gets, our team will be right here for you and your family, ready to pay your claim the moment you may need it. Rest assured if you have any medical emergencies, scares, or just want to prepare for the future, you can apply for Group Term Life Insurance* at any time of the year (no Open Season or qualifying life event required).
After more than 75 years of serving Civilian Federal Employees, WAEPA is the life insurance choice of over 46,000 Feds and their families. Calculate how much coverage you should consider, and apply today.
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