As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our clients, staff, and community. To that end, we at Martin, Jean & Jackson are taking measures to help keep you and your family safe.
Safe at Home
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 is avoiding close contact with others. In accordance with these guidelines, many cities across the nation have enacted quarantines encouraging people to stay home as much as possible and limit social gatherings and interactions. While there is currently no statewide “stay at home” order in Oklahoma (as of Monday, April 13), cities like Tulsa, Stillwater, Oklahoma City, and others have enacted “shelter in place” orders encouraging residents to remain in their homes at all times with the exception of essential activities, such as purchasing groceries or going to the doctor.
In order to do our part in keeping our community safe, we are also encouraging our clients to stay safe at home, rather than come into our office for appointments. To make this easier, we are offering consultations and meetings via phone, email, text messaging, and video chat. Our attorneys are available to assist you virtually so that you can continue receiving the crucial legal services you need without having to risk your health and safety. We are also continuing to accept new cases at this time, offering free initial consultations by phone, video, and virtual messaging. If you are in need of legal assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our firm and learn how we can help. As always, there is no cost to you in discussing your situation with a member of our legal team.
Staying Healthy During COVID-19
In an effort to promote the safety of our community, we’ve compiled some tips from the CDC on staying well amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of April 16, 2020, these are the CDC’s most up-to-date recommendations:
- Avoid contact with others, as the virus is mainly spread through respiratory droplets emitted when a person coughs or sneezes. If you must be around other people, keep at least six feet of distance between yourself and others.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If you are unable to wash your hands (for example, if clean water and soap are not available), use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face—including your eyes, nose, and mouth—as much as possible, especially if you have not recently washed your hands or used hand sanitizer.
- If you must go out into public, where a face covering, such as a mask or folded-over cloth, to avoid spreading the virus. Asymptomatic carriers (those without symptoms) can still spread COVID-19, so it is important to wear a face covering in public even if you do not feel ill.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a cloth, tissue, or your elbow. As soon as possible after coughing or sneezing, wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your fingers and hands.
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces and other areas that are dirty and/or contaminated, such as doorknobs, countertops, light switches, toilets, faucets, computer keyboards, cell phones, etc.
For more information on how you can stay safe, as well as what to do if you feel ill, visit the CDC’s website.
Contact Martin, Jean & Jackson for Legal Assistance
As always, we are committed to helping those in our community who are most in need. By taking measures to keep our clients safe, we hope to remain a trusted and available source of legal guidance for those involved in serious motor vehicle accidents or who have suffered harm due to the negligence of another person or party. If you or your loved one has been recently injured, please contact Martin, Jean & Jackson for a free consultation, available to you in the safety of your own home.