COVID-19 Resource Center

We are currently experiencing a Worldwide Pandemic many of us have never seen before. The uncertainty in the workplace and uncertainty economically has caused quite the the concern for all businesses and employees.

At Meador Staffing Services, we are your advocate and ally throughout this crisis.

Below are a few helpful resources that can assist as you navigate this difficult time. As new information comes in, we will be updating our resource guide to be most helpful for our clients and our community.

John Hopkins Hospital Coronavirus Tracking Map

Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Updates

Message from our President to Clients:

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To find out if there are cases of reported COVID-19 in Texas including Harris County, please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Meador Staffing is staying up to date with the latest news on COVID-19 as provided by the CDC. Please view our President/COO, Melinda Torrison’s address to the latest COVID-19 developments.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Read about COVID-19 Symptoms.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues in a lined trash can. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Seek medical advice from your doctor, consider alternatives to the emergency room like tele-a-docs, convenient care and urgent care locations.

Stay home, people who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Call before you get medical care, contact your doctor. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Next, you will contact your Staffing Consultant and do not report to work. Do not visit public areas. If someone in your household is sick, please see recommended precautions for household members, intimate partners, and caregivers in a non-healthcare setting.

Stay educated on the disease by reading the CDC website. Most people who become infected experience a mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of yourself by doing the following:

  • Stay home if you don’t feel well. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.
  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water for 20 seconds. This helps kill viruses that might be on your hand.
  • Stay at least three feet away from someone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Follow good respiratory hygiene, which means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the tissue immediately.

Travelers from At-Risk countries are being screened at the Point of Entry to the U.S. If you were in a country with a COVID-19 outbreak and have felt sick with fever, a cough, or difficulty breathing, within 14 days after you left, you should do the following:

  • Seek medical advice – Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Do not travel on public transportation while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 percent to 95 percent alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

The 15 day social distancing plan was specific to the sick, the elderly, social gatherings of 10 or more people, restaurants, bars and working or schooling from home “whenever possible”. As far as how this will effect each individual job, we do not have a broad stroke answer for that. This is a very fluid situation, we are remaining in close communication with our clients and will uphold their evolving protocols regarding COVID-19 as they are shared with us, click to view 15 Day Social Distancing Guidelines.