The number one reputable transportation priority is the safety of its passengers. In order to achieve this, we need all drivers to take preventative action to protect the passengers’ health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All drivers and partners will heed the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The prevention of infectious diseases is something we need to take seriously.
Many people in transportation have essential jobs and must learn to protect themselves and their passengers. Keep reading to learn more about what our drivers are doing to prevent the spread of disease to passengers during this time.
The Need for Prevention of Infectious Diseases
It is more important now more than ever to prevent the spread of disease due to the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting the entire globe. Even with the rise in confirmed cases, people still need to rent our cars to get around and do their business as necessary.
Our drivers are here for you, but we know you may have some concerns about safety and questions about what we are doing to keep you protected. Professional transportation services have an obligation to safety and service and to limit risk whenever possible.
Here are five things our drivers will implement today to do our part to fight microbes.
1. Wash Your Hands
One of the curious things about coronavirus is that you can protect yourself with easy-to-perform measures and household objects. Medical personnel and people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 are the only ones who need to wear masks or other special equipment.
All you have to do is wash your hands after going to the bathroom, before eating, before and after touching the face, and after touching a surface that may be infected. Some people just wet and dry their hands and some people forget to wash entirely.
Proper handwashing technique requires at least twenty seconds with soap and water. Be sure to get in between the fingers, the nails, and the wrist, too. Alcohol-based sanitizer needs to be at least 60% alcohol per volume.
2. Respiratory Hygiene/ Cough Etiquette
When we cough and sneeze, droplets containing the virus are launched through the air. These can land on other people or surfaces they touch. This is a very common way infectious diseases are spread.
Respiratory hygiene or cough etiquette is the principle of reducing the risk of infection when you cough, sneeze or blow your nose.
Cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue or into your upper sleeve. It is probably a good idea to wash your hands after if possible.
3. Social Distancing
Social distancing, sometimes referred to as physical distancing, refers to the methods of infection control by reducing physical contact between people.
Simply not being too close to an infected person is one of the most surefire methods to not get sick.
4. Disinfecting Objects and Surfaces
The virus can survive on the surfaces of objects for days. Someone can infect themselves by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their face.
Any surface or object that people touch on a regular basis should be disinfected regularly. There are a number of alcohol-based products and other cleaners that will do just fine. Our drivers should use non-scented sanitizing wipes for the client’s comfort.
In your vehicle, we will place special attention on the door handles, cup holders, and seat belts. For your own protection, we will also disinfect the steering wheel and the dashboard/interface.
5. Help Your Passengers Help Themselves
You, as passengers, may be worried about contracting an infection in public areas or even inside your limo. Rest assured that we took all the appropriate measures to ensure safety.
We will only shake your hand if you initiate contact. Unless specifically requested, we will leave no reading material or other unnecessary objects in the limo.
3 oz dispensers of hand sanitizers should be available in the limo for the rider and the passengers. Finally, no chauffeur should drive passengers if they have had a cough or fever in the last 48 hours.
Flattening The Curve
Preventing the spread of diseases requires all of us to work together. Fortunately, most of us don’t actually have to do anything extraordinary to make this happen.
At RDV Limousine, we care about your health and well-being. Our drivers are working hard to make your experience a great one.
Prevention of infectious diseases is possible if we work toward it. Chauffers can do their part by practicing good hygiene and other measures of prevention.
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