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    Maintaining Mental Well-being During a Quarantine

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, Mar 20, 2020

    In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have recommended that individuals who may have been exposed to the disease self-quarantine at home for 14 days. In addition, public health officials are recommending that healthy individuals practice social distancing, staying at home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    Following the advice of public health officials can help stop the spread of COVID-19, but if you don’t take proper precautions, your mental well-being could suffer while you’re quarantining.

    If you’re self-quarantining or practicing social distancing, keep the following tips in mind to maintain your mental well-being.

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    Tags: CDC, Coronavirus, COVID-19, WHO, pandemic, quarantine

    Congress Passes COVID-19 Law Requiring Paid Employee Leave - Video

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Mar 19, 2020

    On March 18, 2020, a coronavirus relief law was enacted that includes two types of paid employee leave: sick leave and expanded FMLA leave. This Legal Update video explains further.

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    Tags: Employee Safety, CDC, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Symptoms, COVID-19, Work from home, Paid Leave, Employee

    Soules Insurance COVID-19 Update

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Mon, Mar 16, 2020

    A message from our CEO to our colleagues, clients, and community:

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    Tags: CDC, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Symptoms, Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, WHO, Coronavirus cases in Texas

    Preparing Your Event for Coronavirus

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, Mar 13, 2020

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the recent coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) a global public health emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronaviruses are common in animal species. Although most don’t affect humans, the most recent strain, COVID-19, does and can easily spread from person to person.

    Coronaviruses typically cause mild upper respiratory tract illnesses, and those affected exhibit cold-like symptoms (e.g., headache, cough, fever, sore throat and runny nose). Some coronaviruses, like COVID-19, can be more severe, and individuals may experience lower-respiratory tract illnesses like bronchitis and pneumonia. For the elderly, infants and those with weakened immune systems, COVID-19 can be deadly.

    Because COVID-19 is highly contagious and potentially life-threatening, it’s critical that organizations take the proper precautions to protect individuals. This is especially true for businesses that plan on hosting large events where just one misstep can lead to the quick spread of COVID-19 among attendees. Continue reading for tips from the CDC regarding preparing your event for coronavirus.

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    Tags: Event Planning, Weddings, CDC, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Symptoms, Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, Events, WHO

    Tips to Stay Safe & Healthy and Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Mar 5, 2020

    Preparation is Key for the Coronavirus

    The CDC states that the immediate health threat to the American public from the current coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is low. However, globally the risk is high, as there are now reported cases in at least 48 countries. 

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    Tags: Cold and Flu, CDC, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Symptoms, Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus, Health

    The CDC recommends these 3 steps to fight the flu

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Thu, Jan 30, 2020

    Key indicators that track flu activity remain high and, after falling during the first two weeks of the year, increased slightly this week. Indicators that track severity (hospitalizations and deaths) are not high at this point in the season.

    The CDC urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from influenza (flu): 

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    Tags: Flu, Cold and Flu, Flu Remedy, Flu Season, Cold and Flu Season, Flu Vaccine, Flu Shot, CDC, Protect against the flu