Coronavirus Update COVID-19

COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020

Last Wednesday, the World Health Organization finally defined the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic.  Our team members are our top priority during this turbulent time, and CSI has issued guidelines to our team that follow the current CDC recommendations.  CSI also remains committed to our customers.  We will continue operations until such time as mandatory closures are recommended. We will remain open for business and will monitor the situation daily.
Please find below our company continuity plans with both our teams and customers in mind. 

Newsletter blasts will be sent out immediately with any new updates or information that can impact our business operations.
Any staff member that exhibits any symptoms published by the CDC or feels they have been exposed to the Coronavirus are asked to stay home with all precautions taken. 

All operations will remain open unless authorities deem a closure is necessary and therefore mandated.  In the event this should happen we will make every effort to ensure all customers are notified with all notice possible and provide emergency contact number.
Should a closure be mandated, we will ask all team members that can work from a remote location to do so in order to avoid as much disruption as possible to our customers. 
Please do let us know if you have any questions.

  1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold.
  2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
  3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by a temperature of just 80 degrees. It hates the Sun.
  4. If someone sneezes with it, it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
  5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours - so if you come into contact with any metal surface - wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
  6. On fabric, it can survive for 6-12 hours. Normal laundry detergent will kill it.
  7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses. Try not to drink liquids with ice.
  8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, but - a lot can happen during that time - you can rub your eyes, pick your nose unwittingly and so on.
  9. You should also gargle as a prevention. A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
  10. Can't emphasize enough - drink plenty of water!
  • It will first infect the throat, so you'll have a sore throat lasting 3/4 days
  • The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs, causing pneumonia. This takes about 5/6 days further.
  • With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
  • The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind. You feel like you're drowning. It's imperative you then seek immediate attention. Serious excellent advice by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases:
    • Everyone should ensure your mouth & throat are moist, never dry.
    • Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your stomach acid will kill all the virus.
    • If you don't drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs. That's very dangerous.

Please send and share this with your family and friends.
Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning:

Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc., it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection. In critical times, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.

Credit - Future Forwarding Company

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