ATX Coop Taxi is an organization of taxi drivers that take pride in providing taxi services in the Austin area. We pride ourselves in providing our drivers with the best environment possible. We are very much aware that happy drivers make for happy customers! *We provide 24 hours a day taxi service *Safe, clean, comfortable late model vehicles *GPS systems to provide accurate and prompt response *Same price for single or multiple passengers *World class customer service *Passenger and driver safety is priority one
Due to the widespread of the coronavirus at ATX Co-op we take this matter very seriously and we value the safety of our drivers, staff and our customers and to ensure this safety we would like to share with you some precautions to be aware to eliminate coming in contact with this disease.
The COVID-19 virus is primarily transmitted in microscopic droplets that are produced in an infected host’s cough or sneeze, according to Harvard Medical School. The virus is considered highly contagious. Australia’s Department of Public Health says infection can spread from an infectious person 24 hours before exhibiting symptoms.
“COVID-19 is a new disease, so there is no existing immunity in our community,” the health body said. “This means that COVID-19 could spread widely and quickly.”
DON’T TOUCH PUBLIC SURFACES
The coronavirus can remain on a surface long after someone who was infected had touched it. Harvard says it is important—at the minimum– to wipe down these surfaces with disinfectant. It is also important that a healthy individual avoids touching their mouth, nose or eyes.
The CDC reported that the transmission of the virus from surfaces has not been documented, but “current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces” made with different materials.
LiveScience reported that “ethanol, hydrogen-peroxide or bleach-based cleaners are effective at killing those coronaviruses that survive on surfaces.”
PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING
Social distancing are practices implemented by public health officials to keep contagious diseases from spreading. Experts believe the virus is mainly spread through droplets that come out of your mouth and nose. When an infected person speaks or exhales or coughs or sneezes, the droplets travel about 3 to 6 feet before gravity pulls them to the ground. These droplets could otherwise be inhaled or land in the mouths or noses of those nearby.
WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY
The CDC recommends frequent handwashing amid the coronavirus outbreak. The process is simple: Take soap and run some water. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in public or blowing your nose. Soap is considered the best option, but if you do not have access, hand sanitizer with 60 percent alcohol is also recommended.
COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES
The CDC insists that one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to practice covering your mouth with a napkin or your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
STAY AT HOME IF YOU ARE SICK
COVID-19 is highly contagious and can have dangerous ramifications for the at-risk public. If you feel under the weather, stay home. If you absolutely must go outside, wear a facemask if you’re sick. If you do not have a facemask, let’s say you’re on the way to a health care facility, do your best to cover your mouth if you cough. The CDC also recommends health care workers wear a mask if they treat a coronavirus patient.
People who have coughs and sneezes should stay home as much as possible, and call ahead to the doctor’s office if they’re planning to get their illness checked out, he added.
People who have confirmed coronavirus illness should stay home, as should those who were in close contact with a confirmed case.
Thank you and continue to remain safe,
ATX Co-op Taxi