Covid-19 (coronavirus) is changing life as we know it; at least temporarily. The virus has the potential to be deadly and overburden the nation’s healthcare system. Large gatherings are being canceled, universities are canceling in-person classes, sports leagues are suspending seasons; all with the goal of slowing the spread of the contagion.
So far, the Social Security Administration has not announced any closings or special protocols related to the outbreak. SSA field offices and hearing offices are open and continuing as they normally do.
Many of our clients have compromised immune systems and all of us rely on our healthcare facilities. We encourage everyone to follow the CDC’s guidance for slowing the spread of the virus:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
We will post updates as we learn more about the virus in relation to SSA procedures.